New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) As the BJP faces heat over the Citizenship Bill in the northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said his party will always protect the interests of Assam. Also Read - Varun Dhawan Thanks Paparazzi, Reaches Alibaug After His Bachelor Party in Mumbai - Watch Video

Taking to Twitter, he also thanked the people of the state for supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party in elections to three tribal autonomous councils. Also Read - MP Police Detains Digvijaya Singh, Uses Water Canons to Disperse Congress Workers Protesting Against Farm Laws | Watch

“Gratitude to my sisters and brothers of Assam for the strong support to @BJP4Assam in polls to three Tribal Autonomous Councils in the state. The @BJP4India is fully committed towards the development and prosperity of Assam,” he said. Also Read - 'Was Reading Script Given by Farmers', Masked Man Makes U-turn in Viral Video, Being Quizzed by Haryana Police

The BJP has won several seats in the autonomous council polls.

Modi said the government will “always protect the interests of the state. ” “Several initiatives of the central and Assam government have contributed towards transforming lives of the citizens of Assam,” he wrote.

Several BJP allies in the northeast will meet in Guwahati Tuesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

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