Shillong :Sounding election campaigning bugle in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that 15 years of Congress rule has ruined Meghalaya, reports ANI.
“The wave for change, which began with the Assam elections, is now reaching Meghalaya. This state can do wonders. Fifteen years of Congress rule has ruined Meghalaya,” the Prime Minister said while addressing a rally here.
The BJP, which is already governing Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, is now eyeing to form government in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura, where elections are due early next year. Speaking after inaugurating Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road, the Prime Minster used the platform to launch an attack on the Mukul Sangma-led government in the state.
“Why has the Congress government in Meghalaya committed so many scams? There was irregularity in the appointment of teachers. Incompetent people were appointed on the recommendations of Congress MLA and MP,” PM said.
“Tired of such a corrupt system, Meghalaya’s brilliant youth have been frustrated by the unemployment. Who is responsible for this?” asked the PM.
Meanwhile, the PM announced Rs 90,000 crore for improving roads and national highways in the Northeast in the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity. “Over the next 2-3 years, an investment of about Rs 60,000 crore is proposed under the Special Accelerated Road Development Project (SARDP) in the Northeast and an investment of Rs 30,000 crore under Bharatmala is proposed for development of national highways in northeastern states,” Modi said.