New Delhi:9/1:(odiannews):Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Guwahati on Friday on a two-day visit to the Northeast amid protests against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
Student bodies had declared that they will protest against the proposed amendment during the visit of PM Modi.
It is third visit of Modi to Assam since December 25, when he inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in the state. During his last visit in January, in a rally in Silchar, he said the government was committed to bringing the CAB.
On Saturday, PM Modi will inaugurate several projects and address public meetings in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura.
Earlier in the day, the All Assam Students Union, and 38 other organisations representing indigenous groups burnt copies of the bill all over the state.
On Saturday morning, Prime Minister Modi will head to Arunachal Pradesh where he is scheduled to lay the foundation of the greenfield airport at Hollongi in Parum Pare district, inaugurate a 110 MW hydro electric project, and lay the foundation of Sella Tunnel.