Energetic youth, creative women, innovative farmer make Nagaland scale new heights, says PM

New Delhi, Feb 22: The BJP is making a strong pitch in both poll-bound North Eastern states, Nagaland an Meghalaya. BJP wants to expand its footprints in the North-Eastern states after formation of saffron party governments in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

PM addressed election rally at Tuensang district of Nagaland, about 360 km from capital Kohima.

PM Modi said, "Energetic youth, creative women, innovative farmer and demographic dividend of Nagaland will help it scale new heights," adding, "We would ensure that the funds released for your state reaches you. With the help of technology, we will plug the loopholes which are causing wastage of public money. My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation."

Both Meghalaya and Nagaland will see voting on February 27.

The BJP is making a strong pitch in both the states to expand its footprints in the North-Eastern states after formation of saffron party governments in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

There are six assembly seats in Tuensang district in the eastern part of Nagaland.

BJP has fielded candidates on four seats while its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) nominees are in the fray on the rest two constituencies.

From here the PM will go to Meghalaya to address a rally in West Garo Hills district, considered as the Congress bastion since statehood in 1972.

The rally at Phulbari town will be Prime Minister’s second campaign meeting in the state to drum up support for the BJP candidates in the assembly elections.

His first was when he began his campaign from here in December last year where he had also inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Tura highway.

BJP, which has fielded candidates on 47 seats out of a total of 60 in Meghalaya, is making strong efforts to throw Congress out of power.

The entire town has been kept under tight vigil and district authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that no law and order issue crop up the area, a senior official in the district administration told PTI.

News24Bureau with Agencies