Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping praised the Modi government and said, "we shed the policy paralysis that had gripped government. And, many projects that were lying around were completed by our government. Gadkari further hailed the Prime Minister during his speech at Red Fort saying, "PM Modi believes that the North East has been treated unfairly. We have set up a special infrastructure development corporation for the north east NHIDCL. Our programmes there will transform the infrastructure of the region."