Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Asom Mala' programme in Assam's Sonitpur district. This initiative will boost the state's road infrastructure and contribute to Assam's economic progress and improve connectivity. The event is taking place at Dhekiajuli town of Sonitpur on February 07. While addressing the event, PM Modi said, "People who are conspiring to defame India have stooped so low that they are not sparing even Indian tea." "You must have heard in the news that these conspirators are vowing to malign the image of Indian tea in a systematic manner across the world," he added. "Some documents that have come up reveal that some foreign powers are planning to attack India's image associated with tea. Will you accept this attack? You will accept the people involved in this attack? Will you accept those praising these attackers?," PM Modi further stated.