Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on February 20, 1987.
Till 1972, it was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA). In 1972, it became a union territory and was named Arunachal Pradesh.
Mizoram, another northeastern state, also gained statehood on the same day 34 years ago.
WHAT PRIME MINISTER SAID IN 2019
“In the past 55 months, I have paid several visits to Arunachal Pradesh and today inaugurated and laid foundation of projects worth over Rs 4,000 crore,” he said.
What Home Minister said
“Our government has sanctioned road construction projects worth more than Rs 50,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh. An IIT campus in the state worth Rs 430 crores has also been sanctioned,” Shah said.
AMIT SHAH IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Shah launched the state’s new industrial policy, inaugurated the Joram-Koloriang road constructed by Border Roads Organisation
20km long road
Cost 148 crore rupees
China, which claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet, has objected to Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit there to attend the statehood day, saying it is “firmly opposed” to his trip as it violated Beijing’s “territorial sovereignty and sabotaged political mutual trust”.