Jan 04, 2019, 3: 27 PM
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid foundation stone of 12 development projects worth Rs 1,500 crores in Manipur today. While addressing a public rally in Imphal, Prime Minister said he has visited the Northeast region nearly 30 times in last 4.5 years and he really like talking and meeting people there.
Despite a boycott call given by some insurgent outfits, there was a huge crowd at Hapta Kangjeibung where Modi addressed a public meeting.
Prime Minister Modi said it’s because of the negligence of past governments in Manipur that the project worth 19 or 20 crores has to be completed at the cost of 500 crores now. He said NDA Government is going to change this laid-back nature.
The Prime Minister said many sportspersons from Manipur made India proud on national and international level. Prime Minister said as per the Centre’s vision of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, it is ensured that no region or person is excluded from development.
Modi arrived at Imphal amid a shutdown and boycott imposed by some underground organisations protesting against his visit. Normal life was disrupted during the shutdown. All shops, commercial institutes, schools and colleges were shut.
Further, the prime minister assured the people of Assam that no genuine citizen would be left out of the NRC and hoped that the citizenship Bill would soon get the Parliament’s nod.
The prime minister arrived at Silchar in the Cachar district from Imphal as part of the first phase of his election campaign, wherein he is scheduled to address rallies in 20 states in 100 days before the model code of conduct comes into force. The BJP and its allies are setting the target to win 21 out of the 25 parliamentary seats in the eight states in the region. In Assam, the party hopes to win at least 11 of the 14 seats.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP had made massive inroads in Assam, winning seven of its 14 parliamentary seats. In the 2016 Assembly polls, the party emerged as the single-largest party with 61 seats, while its alliance partners, AGP and BPF, had won 14 and 12 seats, respectively.