Gujarat polls over, Modi heads for Meghalaya as assembly elections beckon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally at Dhandhuka village of Ahmedabad district

Modi will formally dedicate the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP) to the nation.

Modi, who travelled nearly 30,000 kilometers during the recently concluded Gujarat election campaign, and party president Amit Shah have focused on the seven northeastern states, where the BJP has traditionally been a fringe player.

As the poll managers put it, the Congress was in power in five of the eight States, that is Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Manipur, till previous year. "The travel time between the two important towns of the state will be reduced to half". "Our motto is "Transformation by transportation"," he said. "When our ministers come here, they stay and meet the people".

Modi also said that, his government wants to make Meghalaya a top tourist destination.

PM being the star campaigner of the BJP is addressing the state and making them aware of the need for the change in the governance as the ruling party has failed in bringing the development in the state. The visit shouldn't be like you reached there in morning & return Delhi in evening. "The Government of India has sanctioned around Rs One hundred crores for development of tourist destinations in the State".

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




Later in Shillong, Modi stressed on the need for better connectivity, through air, roads and rail network, for overall development of Meghalaya.

PM Modi in his speech also highlighted the ways to uplift the tourism in the state and said, "During my last visit to Meghalaya in May 2016, I spoke about the promotion of tourism in the State".

On Friday, the union cabinet approved a new scheme for infrastructure development in the northeastern states with 100 per cent funding by the Centre.

Development of Northeast our top Priority; We see huge potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region's overall progress. PM Modi also added that to boost rail infrastructure in the North Eastern Region, the government at the Centre is executing fifteen New Rail Line projects of almost 1,400 km length that will cost around Rs 47,000 crore.

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

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