The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today addressed a large gathering at the swearing-in ceremony of the Council of Ministers of Assam.
He congratulated the people of Assam and said that in Sarbananda Sonowal, they had a Chief Minister from the tribal community who is dedicated to serving society.
He expressed confidence that the new Government would serve the people of Assam and transform the State through development.
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government is working on the principle of cooperative federalism, and wants to give States maximum strength to enable them to progress. He said democracy is about bhaagidaari (participation), and said the Centre and the States must walk shoulder to shoulder for development. He stressed the need for comprehensive and all-round development of the nation, and especially the eastern part of the country.