Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda expressed disappointment for not being invited for inauguration of the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, Bogibeel in Assam.

It was during Deve Gowda’s tenure as Prime Minister back in 1997 that the foundation for the structure was laid.

Speaking on the sidelines of a function on how he felt about being ignored at the inauguration of the Bogibeel Bridge, the former prime minister said, ‘Railway line to Kashmir, Delhi Metro and Bogibeel Railroad Bridge were among the projects I had sanctioned as prime minister. I had sanctioned the budget of Rs 100 crore for each of these projects and laid their foundation stones.’