Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on 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 for the project.
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.
Gowda had laid the foundation stone for the project when he was the prime minister in 1997.
“Railway line to Kashmir, Delhi Metro and Bogibeel railroad bridge were among the projects I had sanctioned (as the prime minister). I had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for each of these projects and laid their foundation stones. People have forgotten today,” Deve Gowda said.