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Manmohan Singh to visit North-East in August

K Anurag in Guwahati | August 22, 2008 20:27 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] will make a whirlwind tour of Assam and Tripura on August 25- 26, according to official sources in Guwahati.

The prime minister will visit Tripura after a gap of three years to inaugurate the new railway line to Agartala that will link Tripura to the country-wide railway network. He will address a function on the occasion at Agartala on August 25.

From there he will go to Jorhat in eastern Assam to lay the foundation of a new medical college and hospital. Dr Singh will then proceed to Nagaon in central Assam to address a public meeting in the afternoon.

After spending the night at the Rajbhawan in Guwahati, the PM will go to Kokrajhar in western Assam to lay the foundation stone of the new agriculture university campus. 

The PM will also attend a function at Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati before departing for Delhi [Images] on August 26.

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi informed that meeting the pro-talks faction leaders of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam,who are now lodged in a designated camp in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam, was not in the PM's agenda.

There had been speculation in the local media that the PM is likely to meet the leaders of the pro-talks faction of ULFA.






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