Former PM Deve Gowda disappointed for not being invited to Bogibeel bridge inauguration

PM Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 4.9 km long bridge at Bogibeel across Brahmaputra river, built at a cost of Rs 5,900 crore.

Published: 25th December 2018 08:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2018 11:50 PM   |  A+A-

Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda (File | EPS)


BENGALURU: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda Tuesday expressed disappointment at not being invited for the inauguration of the country's longest railroad bridge in Assam though he had laid the foundation stone of it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 4.9 km long bridge at Bogibeel across Brahmaputra river, built at a cost of Rs 5,900 crore. The foundation stone for the project was laid by Gowda when he was the prime minister in 1997.

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"Railway line to Kashmir, Delhi Metro and Bogibeel railroad bridge were among the projects I 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," Gowda said.

Replying to a question from reporters on the sidelines of a function here as to how he felt about the inauguration of the project started by him, the former prime minister said he had given the nod for many projects.

To a question whether he received an invitation, Gowda quipped, "Aiyo Rama! Who will remember me? Some newspapers might have mentioned about it.

" On the enormous delay in completing the project, he said, "That is where I differ. I completed the Hassan-Mysuru project in 13 months. I completed two bridges on time. Anagwadi bridge (across Ghataprabha). Go and see the bridge on Krishna river. "Some people from Bombay Karnataka region say that Deve Gowda did not do anything (for the north Karnataka region), go and see it," he added.

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  • Ranae Mumbai

    Former PM Mr Devagouda sanctioned the Bohibeel bridge during his tenure had not been invited for the inauguration of the bridge but the boasting PM praised Mr Vajbayee whom he never&never respected as CM of Gujarat He never respects Mr Advani Mr Arunchouri& Mr Yesvantsinha Mot only BJPmbers but also the alliance partners are not respected by the ptesent PM
    26 days ago reply
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