‘Nagaland Needs  A Strong, Stable Govt’: PM Modi Ahead of Polls

“My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation,” said PM Modi during his campaign in Nagaland.

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With an eye on the northeast states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting at Tuensang, about 360 kilometres from Nagaland, ahead of the assembly elections in the state.

He said a BJP-NDPP government in Nagaland would plug the loopholes causing wastage of public money and work towards improving road connectivity in the state. Modi said Nagaland needed a strong and stable government to work for development.

"My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation," he said.

In less than four years, the Centre has added 500 km of national highways and plans to invest more than Rs 10,000 crore in the roads of Nagaland.

Modi called on the people of the state to vote for the BJP-NDPP alliance "which would ensure that the funds reach the people".

"With the help of technology, we will plug the loopholes which are causing wastage of public money," he said.

Without naming anybody, he said a former prime minister had once stated that villages received only 15 paise out of Re 1 sent from the Centre. "With determination, we need to change this situation," Modi added.

He said the NDA government at the Centre has approved the construction of 8,500 houses and wanted to ensure power for all in Nagaland.

We have brought the ‘Saubhagya Yojana’ which will provide electricity to all homes. Till date, more than 10 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed in Nagaland, reducing consumption of power.

The prime minister also said the Central government will spend around Rs 1,800 crore for making the state capital Kohima a Smart City.

The BJP has fielded 20 candidates and its alliance partner NDPP 40 for the February 27 elections to the 60-member Assembly. The results will be announced on 3 March.

(With inputs from PTI)

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