Nagaland, Meghalaya elections 2018 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address election rallies in Tuensang of Nagaland and later at Phulbari, Meghalaya. On Wednesday, PM Modi informed this in a tweet: “Will be traveling to the Northeast tomorrow. In the morning, will campaign in Tuensang, Nagaland. In the afternoon, will address a public meeting in Phulbari, Meghalaya.” Meanwhile, the Garo Hills has geared up for Modi’s rally in Phulbari. The Shillong Times reports that Modi’s rally could be “one of the biggest” recent events in the region. It says BJP’s poll symbol is visible at every landmark for Phulbari.
Check LIVE updates of PM Narendra Modi’s rallies in Nagaland, Meghalaya:
12.27 pm: Strengthening health infrastructure in the country is a priority for us. We have announced the Ayushman Bharat Yojana in this year’s Budget. This will ensure quality and affordable healthcare for all: PM
12.25 pm: We are working in mission mode so that every citizen has his or her own home. By 2022, we want to ensure ‘Housing for All’, PM said.
12.22 pm: We have approved construction of 8,500 houses in Nagaland. For the construction of new houses and completion of old schemes for houses, we have decided to provide Rs. 160 crore to Nagaland. Under National Health Mission, Nagaland has been provided Rs 400 crore: PM
12.21 pm: We want to ensure power for all in Nagaland. We have brought the Saubhagya Yojana which will provide electricity to all homes: PM
11.51 am: Connectivity in Nagaland is a priority for us. We have ensured development of National Highways in the state and in the coming times we will invest more here to further strengthen it. We are also focusing on enhancing rail and air connectivity here: PM
11.46 am: Government is committed to ensure all-round development of North Eastern states: PM
11.41 am: The NDA Government is giving special priority to the Northeast. We are making efforts to furthering prosperity in the Northeast: PM
11.40 am: The Constitution of India respects our diversity and it also calls for living in harmony with all sections of society. The culture of Nagaland is our pride and we will do everything possible to preserve and further it: PM
11.39 am: Every resource that is devoted for Nagaland’s development has to be spent for the welfare of the people. There will be no tolerance towards corruption: PM
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11.38 am: Nagaland needs a stable government. Over the last few years there have been frequent government changes, which does not augur well for the state’s growth. A strong and stable government is in the interest of Nagaland: PM
11.37 am: Be it bureaucracy, music, art, sports, textiles, the people of Nagaland have contributed greatly to our nation. We are all inspired by the bravery of the people of Nagaland: PM
11.34 am: A prime minister had once said that only 10 paise of a rupee sent by the Centre reaches to the needy. It is time to change that. “Our government is also seriously working for solving the political problems of the state. In coming months, we will hopefully reach an acceptable solution. For that all would have to walk together,” says Modi.
11.30 am: A stable government in Nagaland is necessary for the development of the state, says PM, adding it is also important to tackle corruption.
11.30 am: Guided by ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ we are taking every section of society together and working for the progress of the nation, says PM.
— BJP (@BJP4India) February 22, 2018
11.29 am: “People in such large number come to bless us when we take forward the agenda of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ with mantra. With your massive presence here, you have today answered people who do vote-bank and divisive politics,” says PM
11.19 am: PM Modi has reached Nagaland. He will address the public meeting soon.
Watch PM Narendra Modi speech in Nagaland
11.01 am: 11.01 am: Ahead of Modi’s visit to Meghalaya, police said the entire town has kept under tight vigil and district authorities are making all efforts to ensure that no law and order issue crop up the area.
10.59 am: BJP had fielded candidates on 47 seats out of a total of 60 in Meghalaya.
10.58 am: PM will address a public meeting in Meghalaya’s Phulbari in the West Garo Hills district, a Congress bastion since statehood in 1972.
10.55 am: In Tuensang district in the eastern part of Nagaland, there are six assembly seats. BJP is contesting on four seats while its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) nominees are in the fray on the rest two constituencies.
10.52 am: The BJP is leaving no stone unturned in both Meghalaya and Nagaland to spread its footprints in the North-Eastern states. The BJP already rules Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Manipur.
10.49 am: Both Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls on February 27. Results will be declared on 22 February.