BJP ended ‘culture of corruption’ in N-E: Shah | Latest News India

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ended the “culture of corruption” in the Northeast, Union dwelling minister Amit Shah mentioned throughout an occasion in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday.

Addressing a public rally in Namsai district, the minister additionally took pot photographs at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, asking him to “discard Italian glasses” and see latest developments in India.

He alleged that the area had remained uncared for throughout 50 years of Congress rule and asserted that it got here on the quick monitor of improvement solely after Prime Minister Narendra Modi got here to energy in 2014.

Shah lashed out on the Congress for questioning Modi on what he did for the area, saying that the grand outdated celebration received’t be capable of see improvement if it retains its eyes closed.

“Rahul Gandhi, open your eyes, discard Italian glasses and wear Indian ones. Then only, you can see what development Modi has brought to the region, which your party failed to do in 50 years,” he mentioned.

“Development funds for the region were siphoned off by middlemen during the Congress rule. But with the NDA coming to power in 2014, the culture of corruption has ended and every single penny is being utilised with transparency. The PM has ensured that development funds get percolated down to the last man,” Shah mentioned.

He claimed that the Northeast was earlier recognized for militancy as a result of defective insurance policies of the earlier authorities however now peace prevails because the Centre has signed peace offers with most of the rebel outfits.

“As many as 9,600 militants in the region have surrendered and joined the mainstream in the last eight years. Youths of the Northeast are no longer interested in gun culture and are now launching start-ups,” Shah mentioned.

Referring to the decades-old boundary dispute between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, Shah complimented the chief ministers of the 2 states for beginning the method in the correct earnest.

“Chief ministers Pema Khandu and Himanta Biswa Sharma are working meticulously to resolve the issue amicably and I am sure it will be resolved soon,” he mentioned.

Arunachal Pradesh, which was carved out of Assam, was initially a Union territory. It grew to become a state in 1987. The two states share an 804.1-km-long border. The boundary concern, which originated throughout the reorganisation of the northeastern states, is now pending in the Supreme Court.

Shah mentioned {that a} three-pronged agenda has been ready for the event of the Northeast.

“Our first aim is to not only save the dialects, languages, traditional dance, music and food of the Northeast, but also enrich them and make them the pride of the nation,” he mentioned.

The second intention is to finish all disputes, offering a platform to the youth of the area via which they’ll compete with the youth of the world and it’s our accountability to create such a dispute-free, peaceable, extremist-free, weapon-free Northeast.

“The third goal is to take all the eight states of the region to the top position in the list of most developed states of the country,” he mentioned.

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