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Meghalaya elections 2018: PM Modi promises 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ruling party in Meghalaya takes people for granted since they see no political challenge in the state. PM Modi was addressing a political rally in Phulbari, Meghalaya, ahead of assembly elections.

    PM Modi asked for a chance BJP in the state to since the current government has wasted time.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking in Meghalaya. Courtesy: ANI news

    He said, "Give us a chance to serve the state. We will ensure good governance guided by the philosophy of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. The current government has wasted your 50 years. I urge you to give us a chance to serve the state."

    "Under PMGSY, we provided around Rs 470 crore for construction of 1100 KM of road. However, Meghalaya government was unable to spend 50 per cent of the work. We have planned to spend around Rs. 180 crore for building of new Shillong airport. Thus, it will improve the possibilities of industrial development besides generation of employment for common man," PM Modi said. 

    "We approved construction of 21,000 houses in Meghalaya and provided more than Rs 100 crore to the government. But they were unable to build the required number of houses," PM Modi added.

    He further alleged that the ruling government is recognized for the scam in the recruitment of teachers.

    We want to further strengthen the 'Act East Policy.' This will open up opportunities for people in the state and in the entire Northeast. 

    PM Modi said, "Meghalaya has immense potential for the growth of tourism sector,  but the state lacks tourists. No efforts were made ever to strengthen the sector. We will ensure more and more tourists arrive here. This will generate income opportunities for people."

    "Though the current CM is a doctor himself, the healthcare sector is in bad shape. Women are forced to deliver babies at home which poses a great threat to the lives of mother and baby. We have introduced Ayushman Bharat scheme which entitles a family to claim 5 lakh per year towards medical exigencies," PM said.

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