PM Narendra Modi today addressed two rallies, one in Tuensang, Nagaland and the other in Phulbari, Meghalaya, where addressed crowds and campaigned for the local BJP candidates. #pm modi drew huge crowds in both the states where people thronged in large numbers to hear the PM speak.

Misrule of the Incumbent Government

While addressing the crowd in Phulbari, Meghalaya, PM Modi launched a scathing attack on the incumbent Congress government and said that it's leaders for their involvement in scams and said that the Congress party is setting new benchmarks in corruption. He also held the party responsible for the mining crisis in the state, which has affected the people of the region of the state and also said that the state had immense tourism potential which has not been put to good use by the incumbent state government.

He said the funds given to the state for building houses for the poor had not been utilized as the poor did not get it. He blamed the Cheif minister of the state Mr. Mukul Sangma, for the poor health infrastructure in the state.

He stressed his motto of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' and said that if voted to power, the BJP government will ensure a clean, corruption-free government which will work to develop the state.

Act East Policy

Ever since coming to power in 2014, PM Modi and his party, BJP has adopted the act east policy, wherein every three months a cabinet minister visits a state in the northeast to take stock to the development work in the region. This has in turn given huge dividends to the BJP, which formed the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), along with several regional players and are currently a part of the government in 4 out of the seven states in the region.

During his rallies in both the states, PM Modi once again stressed that his party is tirelessly working to improve connectivity in the region and also putting the region on the rail map.

While the BJP in alliance with the NPP (Nagaland Peoples Party) is currently ruling Nagaland, Meghalaya has for long been considered a Congress bastion as the party has been in power in the state since 2009. BJP and its ally the NPP are more or less expected to remain in power in Nagaland. Meghalaya most certainly will be a hard nut to crack for the BJP. What makes this rally all the more noteworthy is the fact that Congress President, Rahul Gandhi visited the state on Tuesday and campaigned for Congress candidates in the state. #election campaign