Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited West Bengal. He paid homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s statue at Jorasanko Thakurbari in Kolkata on his birth anniversary. The Home Minister later also laid the foundation stone and inaugurated several development projects of the Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) and BSF at the Integrated-Check Post (ICP) Petrapole in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal located on the Indo-Bangladesh border. Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated several projects of BSF for border infrastructure and better connectivity.
On this occasion, Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated several projects of BSF for border infrastructure and better connectivity. Friendship between India and Bangladesh is very deep. Regarding mutual relations between India and Bangladesh, Amit Shah said that India has close relations with Bangladesh. Our culture, religion, customs and way of life have been intertwined for thousands of years. No one can ever break our ties with Bangladesh. India has played an important role in the history of Bangladesh.
Appreciating the role of Land Ports Authority of India in strengthening ties with its neighbours, Shah said that LPAI’s turnover of Rs 18,000 crore in FY 2016-17 has now crossed Rs 30,000 crore. LPAI not only strengthens the country’s economy, but also helps in strengthening our bilateral relations with our neighbours. The Home Minister appreciated the role of Land Port Authority of India and described it as very important.
Further, Amit Shah said that since 2014, the BJP government at the Center has laid emphasis on improving border infrastructure and connectivity. Our policy is clear. We want strong infrastructure and good connectivity in border areas to promote trade and commerce. He also appreciated the role of BSF in securing the country’s borders.
Amit Shah visited Thakurbari in Kolkata, birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore, before going to the Indo-Bangladesh border. Here he first offered flowers to Tagore’s statue, then visited his residence. Here Shah bowed to old pictures of Tagore and read poems. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his poetry collection Gitanjali.
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