Modi begins campaigning at poll-bound Meghalaya

Modi attacks Meghalaya govt seeks votes for BJP on development issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, inaugurated the hydroelectric power project in Tuirial in Mizoram. This visit of PM is observed as he visited the state to blow the conch for the BJP campaign in the state as there are only two months left for the Assembly Elections.

Travel time will be significantly reduced.

He said the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, connecting Aizawl with the deep-water Sittwe Port in Myanmar, would provide great benefits to the people of the north-eastern States.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to the poll-bound state Meghalaya. So, the people don't have to come to Delhi for the redressal of their grievances.

On the development of the region, the Prime Minister underlined the fact that his government constituted the ministry for development of north eastern region.

The project, which cost Rs. 1,302 crore, was commissioned before Modi inaugurated it.

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Addressing the well-attended "Rally for Change" in Shillong organised by the BJP here after dedicating the road project, Modi said that the road project would enhance connectivity besides serving as the east-west corridor for Meghalaya.

The Prime Minister further added that the Centre had approved Rs 32000 crore for 4000 kilometers of National Highways across the North-East. “My visit to this attractive State today, brings back fond memories of time spent with the people of Mizoram, ” the PM said and wished people Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

On Friday, the union cabinet approved a new scheme for infrastructure development in the northeastern states with 100 per cent funding by the Centre. "The Centre was executing 15 New Rail Line projects of almost 1400 km length which would cost around Rs 47,000 crore rupees and boost rail infrastructure in the NE Region", Modi said.

Setting up of a venture capital fund worth Rs 100 crore for start-ups in the region, 100% central funding for development project in NE and rail connectivity to all state capitals in the region were other issues covered by Modi in his 38-minute speech.

Development of Northeast our top Priority; We see vast potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region's overall progress.

"In the spirit of "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas", every Indian - irrespective of caste, gender, religion, and class -must have equal opportunities to partake in the new prosperity", he added.

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