Addressing a mammoth gathering in Tuensang district of Nagaland Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the NDPP-BJP will form a new government in Nagaland. This government along with that at the centre will drive Nagaland forward. Energetic youth, creative women, innovative farmer and demographic dividend of Nagaland will help it scale new heights.
In the past few years this state has seen political instability, the cabinet was reshuffled four times in four years. We want to give a stable government for faster development. We have approved the construction of 8,500 houses in Nagaland. For this and for the 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, said PM Modi.
PM Modi said that when a party makes an honest attempt to take everyone along with the agenda of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas", only then people come out in large numbers, like you have. Today, organic farming has found a big market globally and the entire north-east has immense potential for it. We are encouraging farmers to shift towards organic farming. This will add to their incomes. Our government will spend around Rs 1800 crore to transform Kohima into a "smart city", added PM Modi.
We want 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. Connectivity is a huge challenge in Nagaland. We are working relentlessly towards eliminating it. In less than 4 years, we have added 500 km of National Highways. We have also planned to invest more than Rs 10,000 crore in the roads of Nagaland, said Modi.
The prime minister said, "My vision for the north-east is transformation by transportation." India's development is not possible without the development of the north-east.
"The funds provided by the centre should reach the people it's intended for. A PM of India had once stated that villages received only 15 paise out of Rs 1 from the centre. We need to change this situation. 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," the Prime Minister said.
Our government respects every single voice that speaks for the betterment of Nagaland. We have always kept the door open for dialogue. The NDA Government is giving special priority to the north-east. We are making efforts to further prosperity in the north-east, added PM Modi.
There is a need for a strong and stable government in Nagaland which will work for the development of the state. Talented people of Nagaland, be it in the field of sports, art, culture, music, have always enhanced the value of the country. By coming to this rally in large numbers, you have given a fitting reply to those who play vote bank politics and divide the society, said PM Modi.
Nagaland will go to vote for the 60 seat Assembly polls on February 27 and counting will take place on March 3.
The Prime Minister will be in Meghalaya later today to address a rally in Phulbari followed by a rally in West Garo Hills district, which is considered a Congress bastion.
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