Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told voters in Mizoram to remember how Congress leaders had insulted the traditional attire of north east adding that his party, the BJP, was committed to developing north-east states.
Speaking in Lunglei in Mizoram, Modi said, “Youth here may remember how how a few months back, Congress leaders had insulted the traditional attire of north east. The attire given to me at different places in north east, is termed outlandish and weird by them. This is the reality of Congress leaders, who speak in different tunes with they come here.”
Modi also said that his party was committed to developing the north-east adding that his motto was to transform through transportation. He said, “BJP is dedicated to development of north east. Our focus is on connectivity, highway, railway, airway, waterway and iWay (Information way). ‘Transformation through Transportation’ is our agenda for this region’s development. Following this agenda, Rs 90,000 crore is being spent towards the development of the north-east.”
The pace of work to develop the north-east has increased by more than three times since the BJP government came to power at the Centre, Modi told the audience in his election rally. “In the last four years the BJP Govt at the Centre has worked for greater recognition and spread of Indian culture and traditions, far and wide. But I feel a deep sense of anguish when I see the leaders of Congress abuse the same traditions,” Modi was quoted by news agency ANI.
Mizoram will go to polls on 28 November along with Madhya Pradesh. The counting for the five states including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana will take place on 11 December.