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Top priority to Barak Valley development projects: BJP.

GUWAHATI (Apr 10, 2014) - The implementation of all the development projects in Barak Valley will be accorded top most priority by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) once it gets the mandate of the electorate in the 2014 general election.

The BJP, Assam Pradesh on Thursday said that the development projects for Barak Valley that were announced during the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be implemented at the earliest to ensure that Barak Valley is well connected with other places.

The spokesperson of the party Jadav Doloi while interacting with mediapersons here said that the development picture of Barak Valley since Independence was very pathetic and poor rail and road connectivity has compounded the miseries of the people of the Barak Valley.

"The broad-gauge expansion between Lumding and Silchar is yet to be completed. Industrialization is yet to pick up in the Valley and basic infrastructure is lacking," said Doloi, adding that over the decades the people of Barak Valley have agitated for basic amenities like improvement in rail and road connectivity but all in vain.

The senior BJP leader said that the BJP was committed towards the people of Barak Valley and will fulfill their aspirations. He further said that a BJP government at the Centre will also focus on the cultural aspects of Barak Valley and will set up a cultural centre like the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra there.

"All the sick tea gardens in Barak Valley would be revived and the tea workers will get high wages," said Doloi, observing that in view of the geographical and strategic locationof Barak Valley it was pertinent that development should be the watchword for Barak Valley.


Courtesy: release by BJP office..