NEDA for development, 'Congress-mukt' northeast: BJP

NEDA for development, 'Congress-mukt' northeast: BJP”

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said the objective of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) is to develop the region and make it Congress-free.

"The party chief has confirmed to visit the State on September 28", BJP Meghalaya president, Shibun Lyngdoh informed over telephone from Delhi on Tuesday late evening.

The meeting was attended by CMs of Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

Sarma is the Convener of NEDA, which is a coalition between the BJP and various regional political parties of the northeast.

"Besides, we want to make the region Congress-mukt (Congress-free)", he said. An alliance partner said that the NEDA initiative was a reflection of the now defunct North East Congress Coordination Committee. “What exactly is the role of the DoNER Ministry other than being a post office. The BJP president also said that Prime Minister Modi's government has been successful in improving the condition of the Railways in the North East. "We will continue to work in the north-east states for inclusive growth", BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav told reporters in New Delhi. They discussed options like sealing of the global border, he said, adding, the NEDA also discussed updating of the NRC and shared their concern over the issue.

Maya Kodnani, a former BJP leader and a minister in the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, who was convicted of involvement in one of the biggest massacres of Gujarat riots in 2002, has been given time till Friday to get the testimony of BJP President Amit Shah. It is our endeavour to unite all the Northeastern states... Referring to the internal security situation of the Northeast, he claimed that in the last three-and-a-half-year period there was tremendous improvement in the law and order situation.

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