North East is neither far from ‘Dilli’ nor from ‘Dil’: PM Modi hails BJP’s victory in Tripura, Nagaland
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday credited the BJP’s consistent victory in elections to a ‘triveni’ of the work done by its governments, their work culture and the dedication of party workers.
Addressing party workers at the BJP’s headquarters in Delhi to congratulate them on the party’s performance in the Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya assembly elections, PM Modi said the poll results show to India and the world the people’s faith in democracy and democratic institutions in the country. He said the way the northeast poll results have been extensively highlighted, it shows the region is neither distant from ‘Dilli’ (Delhi) nor ‘Dil’ (heart).
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PM Modi said,”Today’s election result is a message to the nation and to world. It shows that in India, people trust democracy and democratic values. That democracy is thriving in India.”
He added, “There was a time that elections used to happen in the northeast and results would be out, but not much would be discussed. Only poll violence and blockades were discussed. But this time, we saw a huge change in the northeast. We are seeing a northeast that is now a reflection of new thinking.”
”I remind Congress that poor, smaller states will continue to sink you down in future as well. Today’s results have exposed Congress’ thinking about the northeast. Congress claimed that these are small states and insignificant. It’s an insult to the mandate and the people of the northeast states,” he said.
PM Modi also expressed gratitude to women of Northeast. ”It is for the first time a woman candidate has won elections & reached Vidhan Sabha (Nagaland),” PM Modi said at BJP headquarters, Delhi.
“After seven decades of independence, many villages of the northeast didn’t have electricity. Previous govts knew that it was a difficult task to electrify those villages, and therefore they turned a blind eye towards them,” said PM Modi during his victory speech at BJP headquarters in Delhi earlier today.
Earlier, BJP president J P Nadda credited the party’s success in the northeast to Prime Minister Modi’s efforts to bring it into the mainstream and the policy decisions to develop the region. Nadda said the Congress considered the northeast its ATM, but Modi made the region corruption-free and ushered in peace and development.
The BJP and its alliance partners returned to power in Tripura and Nagaland. The National People’s Party is the single-largest party in Meghalaya and the BJP is likely to support it in government formation.
Story first published: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 21:43 [IST]
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