Modi ensures good governance in Meghalaya


  • Modi ensures good governance in Meghalaya
23-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a public rally on Thursday said Meghalaya is not safe in the hands of a Congress Government, and appealed to the people to give BJP a chance to serve the state. He said that ruling Congress took the people for granted as it saw no political challenge in the state. 'Give us a chance to serve the state. We will ensure good governance guided by the philosophy of sabka saath, sabka vikas (inclusivity). I promise you that Meghalaya's BJP Government will account for work and every penny being spent,’ he added.

Referring to the alleged scam in the recruitment of teachers, Modi took a jibe on the Mukul Sangma led Government saying 'There is a long list of scams to the credit of the State Government and Meghalaya is not safe in the hands of the Congress Government.'

The prime minister said that the Centre had provided around Rs 470 crore for laying 1,100 km of roads in the state under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) but the Meghalaya Government was unable to spend even 50 per cent of it. He said Rs 10,000 crore will be spent on roads in Meghalaya and improved connectivity will change the face of the state.

Maintaining that Meghalaya has immense potential for the growth of tourism but lacks visitors, he said, 'No efforts were ever made to strengthen the sector. We will ensure more and more tourists arrive here. This will generate income opportunities for people.'

Modi said, 'It was the BJP government which had rescued nurses from Iraq and brought them safe to Kerala. They all were Christians.'This statement seems to seek to woo the voters in the Christian majority state.

Tags : Narendra Modi Meghalaya Meghalaya Elections Mukul Sangma


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