BJP led Government has special priority for NE development: Shah

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Itanagar, April 24: While addressing at Pradesh Sadasyata Sammelan at Nyokum Lapang in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, amidst a massive welcome and turnout from the state party members defying rainfall to attend his deliberation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah said that Modi led BJP Government at Centre has a ‘special priority’ for the development of the Northeast region.

Shah is on a two day visit to Arunachal as part of his Northeast tour along with BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav.

Citing the North East Council (NEC) meeting that was recently conducted in Shillong, Meghalaya, Shah said that NEC meeting was never held in the region when the Congress party was in power at centre, news agency The Aruanchal Times reported.

He hailed the people of northeast particularly Arunachal Pradesh for their patriotism. He also assured the people of Arunachal that BJP is the only party which would form a corruption-free government in Arunachal Pradesh if the people gave the mandate.

The BJP President said “It would be incomplete to know India, without knowing North East”. Mounting his attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who castigated Modi led government at Centre, BJP President Shah said, ‘People of India discarded Congress Party in 2014 election because the party had given nothing to the people in 60 years but loot, scams and corruption”.

Highlighting Modi-led Government’s various schemes for the welfare of the people, he informed that the Centre government is introducing Call Centers in every state of Northeast for skill development among the unemployed youth.

On being informed by the State Unit BJP President Tai Tagak that the state BJP has managed to drive one lakh membership recently, Shah said it is a positive sign that BJP will form the government in the next election.

Won’t allow Arunachal to be the safe haven of ultras: Rijiju
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju addressing the meet stated that he would die trying to save Arunachal from being a safe haven of the ultras, no matter what politics the opposition party (Congress) plays over the issue, referring the extension of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Arunachal Pradesh.

“I won’t be afraid to save my state from being used as shelter by the anti-social elements no matter whatever politics the Congress plays”, he said.

MoS Home maintained that he is in favour of repealing AFSPA from Arunachal Pradesh.

Stepping up the attack on Congress, Rijiju said that Congress had given up Arunachal Pradesh during Chinese invasion of 1962 by citing Pandit Nehru’s quote – “my heart goes out to people of Assam”. Rijiju further retorted that the Centre is doing its part for the development of Arunachal by sanctioning lots of projects, and the state government should also do its part by implementing it judiciously.

On racial discrimination issue which is being faced by the people from region in mainland India, Rijiju informed that BJP government is very soon introducing an Anti-Racist law under the Indian Penal Code, which would have a provision for jail term of 5 years for those who attack people from Northeast with a racial point of view.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Tamiyo Taga castigated the state government for financial mismanagement and said that it is the right time to declare ‘economic emergency’ in Arunachal Pradesh.

The state Unit BJP President while welcoming the party president in Arunachal Pradesh informed that Shah’s visit is a developmental visit concerning the geographical inclusive growth in the region particularly in Arunachal. Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, BJP National Executive Member Tapir Gao and legislators from the party were among others present in the occasion.

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