Amit Shah: Meghalaya saw no development, but only corruption under NPP regime

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on February 16 criticised the National People’s Party (NPP), which is now in power in the province and is led by Conrad Sangma, for disregarding progress in Meghalaya.

As part of the election campaign for the impending Assembly elections in the state of Meghalaya, Shah was giving a speech to a crowd in North Tura.

Shah discussed the numerous programmes the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has put in place to promote the Northeastern region.

Making an appeal to the masses, Amit Shah said, “I have come here to make an appeal to the people that vote for our candidates and make them part of our Modi’s team. I assure you, make BJP a strong party, and we will end corruption in Meghalaya. None can stop development when the double-engine government is in force”.

“It is unfortunate that all schemes implemented by the Centre do not reach Meghalaya,” quipped Shah. Hence, this time before elections, BJP broke away from the alliance and is fighting alone from all 60 seats to emerge as a strong party in the state” added Shah.

Speaking on the rampant corruption taking place in Meghalaya, Amit Shah said, “Nowhere in India will you witness such massive scale of corruption that is prevalent here in Meghalaya. It is sad to say that Meghalaya is no 1 in corruption in the entire nation, which in turn only highlights the failure of the present ruling regional party”.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda released the poll manifesto for Meghalaya Assembly elections on February 15. 

Nadda emphasised the central pledges made by the party for the growth of the Meghalaya state and pledged that the government would make every attempt to use negotiation to settle the continuing border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya.

Speaking at the manifesto release event in Shillong, JP Nadda claimed that the state has a lot of potential but that it hadn’t been fully utilised.

“Strong Meghalaya is possible with strong BJP”, said JP Nadda while addressing a presser.

“We will implement 7th pay commission in Meghalaya. We will double the pension of senior citizens”, added Nadda.

According to Nadda, education has received a lot of attention. Together with building centres for young people to strengthen their talents, the administration is considering introducing youth-focused programmes in the state.

Moreover, Nadda announced the formation of a task team to monitor illegal mining and advance scientific mining in Meghalaya.

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