Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Meghalaya and launched a fierce attack on the opposition parties. He criticized the Congress and other parties for promoting familyism in politics and said that Meghalaya needs a government that puts people first. PM Modi also highlighted the BJP’s growing popularity in the state and claimed that the lotus will bloom in Meghalaya.
The PM’s speech came after a controversial statement by Congress leader Pawan Kheda, where he allegedly made a remark about PM Modi’s grave being dug. PM Modi attacked the statement during the rally, without naming Kheda.
Meghalaya is set to hold assembly elections on February 27, with results to be declared on March 2. The state has 60 assembly seats, and the current government is a coalition of the NPP and BJP. In the 2018 elections, the Congress emerged as the single largest party with 21 seats, but the NPP, with the support of the BJP and other parties, formed the government.