PM Narendra Modi in Northeast LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the northeast states of Nagaland and Meghalaya today to campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections in these states. On Thursday morning, he will visit Tuensang in Nagaland. This will be followed by his visit to Meghalaya’s Phulbari where will address a public rally. PM Modi is in the northeast to campaign for the elections which will take place on February 27. PM Modi took to Twitter to announce his visit last night. He wrote: “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.”
It was on February 18 when the Prime Minister had visited the state of Tripura. A few days back, on February 15, PM Modi was addressing a public rally in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh where he said that the UPA government neglected Northeast states. The PM’s visit comes a day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi was in Meghalaya to campaign for the upcoming elections. During his rally, Rahul Gandhi targetted the BJP and alleged that by offering crores of rupees to the churches of Meghalaya, the BJP believed that it could “buy the church, the religion, and God, just like they think they can buy some Congress MLAs and form the government here.”
Modi government has plans to have 15 new Railways projects in all of the Northeast. The cost of these projects is expected to be more than Rs 47,000 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the rally at 2 pm in Shyamnagar playground in Phulbari.
After his visit to the Nagaland in 2014, it was on August 3, 2015, when the historic Framework agreement was signed. The central government joined hands with the Naga group, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), and signed the agreement to look for a solution to the seven-decade-long Naga insurgency.
To nab all the six assembly seats in Tuensang district, in Nagaland, PM Modi will visit and campaign. As per the Union Budget 2018, the government had increased the allocation for Northeastern states to Rs 43,245 crore.
Back in 2014, PM Modi was the chief guest at the iconic Hornbill Music Festival in Kohima. He was the first Prime Minister to visit the state in almost a decade.