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Development of north-east must for overall growth, says Amit Shah

"The development done by the Modi government in the last three years for the long-neglected north-eastern region is several times more than the work done by Congress-led governments in the last 65 years," Shah said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2017 4:01 pm
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Eyeing power in all eight north-eastern states, BJP president Amit Shah said the three-year- old Modi government had done “several times more work” in the region than the Congress had in 65 years. Addressing the inaugural session of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Shah said the region was top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Development of the eight states was a must for overall growth of the country, he said.

The meeting was attended by the chief ministers of Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. “The development done by the Modi government in the last three years for the long-neglected north-eastern region is several times more than the work done by Congress-led governments in the last 65 years,” Shah said.

Work had not finished but just started, he added. Citing numerous initiatives of the Modi government for the region, Shah said a Union minister visited one of the eight states in the region every 15 days. He termed the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh a milestone in the history of the north-east and said the government was committed to the overall development of the area.

The BJP president expressed the confidence that all eight chief ministers would be from the alliance in the next NEDA meeting. Emphasising the importance of NEDA, the BJP leader said, “It is not only a political platform but a platform to culturally unite all eight north-eastern states and increase their involvement in national affairs.”

Safe borders, inclusive development and national integration are on the agenda at the daylong NEDA meeting. Himanta Biswa Sarma, a minister in the BJP government in Assam who has been a key figure in expanding the party’s footprints in the region, is convener of the alliance. North-east states have used the NEDA platform to sort out boundary, law and and other disputes, Sarma said at the meeting.

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  1. Sankaran Krishnan
    Sep 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    Why not specify what are the all Development works done by Modi Govt. for the last three years, how many Industries started and functioning in the NE States, what type of Infrastructure facilities are available in NE States, how they are connected with other parts of India and will the people across other Regions are coming forward to do business ND FOR EMPLOYMENT and without detailing all these aspects what is the point in saying Development and if not specify what development will be done in the coming Years and will BJP President is the ???
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