During an election rally in Dimapur, the capital of Nagaland, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of using the northeastern states as ATMs, while highlighting the BJP’s focus on the region’s development. He claimed that the Congress had considered the North-East as an ATM and that the government’s money did not reach the public but went to corrupt parties.
In contrast, PM Modi said that the BJP considers the eight states of the North-East as Ashtalakshmi, prioritizing their peace and development. He mentioned that the NDA government is working towards bringing permanent peace to Nagaland so that the Armed Forces (Special Powers Act), 1958 can be abolished from the state.
PM Modi also highlighted the NDA government’s efforts to remove the distance between the North-East and Delhi, and its focus on the development of poor, tribal, and women sections of society. He emphasized that the government does not discriminate based on region or religion, and is committed to the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’.
In the last three and a half years, piped water has been provided to more than three and a half lakh families in Nagaland, with tribal women being the biggest beneficiaries. PM Modi stated that the BJP’s mantra for Nagaland is Peace, Progress, and Prosperity, and that the politics of division in the North-East has been replaced by a divine approach.
The Prime Minister’s speech highlights the BJP’s commitment to the development of the North-East, in contrast to the Congress’ alleged misuse of power in the region. The title accurately summarizes PM Modi’s statements and emphasizes the BJP’s efforts to prioritize the region’s development.