Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence. Later, he also met Home Minister Amit Shah.
The meeting comes days after BJP’s victory in the recent by poll results in the state.
“I met the Prime Minister and I briefed him on the political situation as well the situation of Law and order,” Himanta said after the meeting.
The Assam CM also briefed the Prime Minister about the vaccination status in the state as the Centre remains focused on the inoculation drive in the country.
Blessings of Adarniya Pradhan Mantri is always precious.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 9, 2021
Called on Sri @narendramodi and updated him on progress of various central and state welfare programs, future plans in Assam. I also apprised Hon PM on steps being taken to intensify Covid vaccination coverage.@PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/LJt3JeJHiU
The Chief Minister said that unlike other states, Assam is not worried about the slow pace of vaccination in the second dose scenario.
“We are well placed and the next 3 to 4 days our second dose of vaccination will reach about 50 percent so we are not really worried at this stage,” he added.
The Assam chief Minister also briefed the Prime Minister about the various development projects including the elevated corridor in Kaziranga and the Mission Basundhara project amongst others.
The chief Minister has also invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Guwahati that would be completed by next year.
The Assam CM also met union home minister Amit Shah and invited Shah to come to Guwahati.
“I spoke to him about the work that is being done and controlling a drug menace and how we are trying to bring down the cases pending with police to zero,” Sarma said.