Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda seems to be very disappointed that he was totally ignored by Narendra Modi government, during the inauguration of the country’s longest rail-road-bridge in Assam, last evening by the Prime Minister. He deplored that he was not invited for the inauguration, even his name was not mentioned there.
He recalled that it was he who sanctioned the bridge, when he was the Prime Minister and also, he had laid the foundation stone for the multi-crore project on January 22, 1997. The 4.9-km long bridge at Bogibeel across the Brahmaputra, built at a cost of Rs 5,900 crore.
Gowda also recalled that several prestigious projects being claimed by successive governments as of their contribution to nation, include railway line to Kashmir, Delhi Metro and Bogibeel railroad bridge were among the projects, he had sanctioned (as prime minister). I had sanctioned the budget of Rs 100 crore for each of these projects and laid their foundation stones. People have forgotten today,” “he added.