Itanagar, May 24 UNI | 2 months ago

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today bade an emotional farewell to outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, at the latter's Race Course Road residence in Delhi.

Wishing Dr Singh all the best and a healthy life ahead, Tuki conveyed gratitude and love from the people of Arunachal Pradesh for his constant support and personal interest in development and welfare of the people, according to a release issued by CM office here.

While recollecting Dr Singh's visit to the state as Prime Minister of India in 2008, Tuki said the subsequent development announcements made by him marked a watershed moment in the history of the state.

The PM's Package announced by Dr Singh ushered in a new era of development in the state and predicted that completion of the projects will bring a sea change in the development landscape of Arunachal Pradesh.

'I owe a debt of personal gratitude to you for always lending a sympathetic ear to the problems of my state during my interactions with you ever since my assumption of office as Chief Minister nearly two and half years ago. Our state benefitted from your prompt action regarding different issues at various times during your tenure. Your firm belief that the development of states like ours is a measure of the progress of the nation as a whole will continue to inspire and guide us in the times ahead,' Tuki said.

Tuki asserted that it would be hard for anyone to match the standards of probity in public life, which Dr Singh embodied during his long tenure.

'The country was able to tide over many difficult crises especially in the backdrop of the global financial scenario primarily due to your sagacity and acute understanding of the fundamentals of good Governance. It is needless to mention that the landmark economic reforms introduced by you guided India into the 21st century as a globally competitive economic power,' he observed.

While assuring that people of Arunachal Pradesh will always remember Dr Singh for his kindness and affection showered on them, the newly elected Chief Minister sought continuous guidance and blessings for the times ahead.

Meanwhile, Dr Singh assured that his blessings are always with the people of Arunachal Pradesh as it has a special place in his heart. He also congratulated Tuki for taking oath as the Chief Minister for the second consecutive term and hoped that Arunachal Pradesh will witness rapid development under his stewardship.

(Posted on 24-05-2014)