Lunglei, November 23: Feeling a deep anguish at the Congress ‘abusing’ Northeast culture and calling it outlandish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashes at the opposition for hurting people’s sentiments. Coming down heavily on the rival party at an election rally at Lunglei in poll-bound Mizoram, PM Modi said that India has understood the "divide and rule" policy of the Congress and that is the reason the party was just confined to two to three states in the country.
PM Modi addressing the rally in Mizoram said, "I feel deep sense of anguish when I see a Congress leader abused traditional dress of northeast states, calling them outlandish. Your hopes, ambitions do not matter to the Congress. Their priority is power and not the people of Mizoram."
Ahead of the polls in Mizoram, PM Modi claimed that the priority for Congress is not the people of the state but to gain power. PM Modi mentioned that the Congress party, which once governed maximum number of states, is now restricted to just two or three states. Now, the people of Mizoram have a golden opportunity to rid themselves of this Congress culture.
PM Modi asserted that in the last four years, the BJP government at the Centre, has worked for greater recognition of Indian culture and traditions, far and wide. The double engine of the BJP governments in both the Centre and the state will take Mizoram to new heights.
The BJP government has made quite a lot of development in the Northeast and looks at the region as a major boost to India’s New India dream. Promising that their government will work hard in developing the region, PM Modi assured double engine growth of Northeast.
Mizoram in the Northeast is the last bastion of the Congress. Election to the 40-member assembly is on November 28.