Prime Minister Modi accuses Congress of ignoring the development of Northeast for decades

PM Narendra Modi (Photo: X@ANI)

Asserting that the development of the Northeast is crucial to achieve the goal of ‘Viksit Bharat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of ignoring the region for decades.

Addressing a public meeting at Meleng Meteli Pothar here after unveiling projects worth Rs 17,500 crore in Assam, he said heritage and development are the “mantra of a double-engine government”.

He also alleged that the Congress government’s ‘insensitive and unplanned conservation strategy’ led to poaching in the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 2013, around 27 rhinos were killed but the number of such poaching incidents came down to zero by 2022 due to the NDA government’s policies, he said.

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First print: March 9, 2024 | 2:55 PM IST