Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Nagaland to address a public meeting in Tuensang.
Addressing the rally in Nagaland's Tuensang, Modi said, ''My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation. We would ensure that the funds released for your state reaches you. With the help of technology, we will plug the loopholes which are causing wastage of public money.''
''Our government will spend around Rs 1800 crore for making Nagaland's capital Kohima a Smart City. Connectivity is a huge challenge in Nagaland. We are working relentlessly towards it. In less than 4 years, we have added 500 km of National Highways. We have also planned to invest more than Rs 10,000 crore in the roads of Nagaland,'' PM said in Nagaland's Tuensang.
''Energetic youth, creative women, innovative farmer and a demographic dividend of Nagaland will help it scale new heights. Today, organic farming has a big market globally and entire Northeast has immense potential for it. We are encouraging farmers to shift towards organic farming. This will add to their incomes,'' Modi said.
The election rallies in Nagaland and Meghalaya are an attempt to give a push to BJP's prospects of victory in the two poll-bound states.
Both Meghalaya and Nagaland will see voting on February 27.
There are six assembly seats in Tuensang district in the eastern part of Nagaland. BJP has fielded candidates on four seats while its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) nominees are in the fray on the rest two constituencies.
From here the PM will go to Meghalaya to address a rally in West Garo Hills district, considered as the Congress bastion since statehood in 1972.