Last Updated: February 24, 2023, 19:47 IST
Speaking at a rally in Dimapur in poll-bound Nagaland, the PM said, “The whole country listens to and greatly enjoys the things said by our BJP President here, Temjen Imna. On the digital platform, he is representing Nagaland and the northeast in an admirable way. I too always try to look at all his posts.”
Sharing a video clip of the PM’s speech on Twitter, Along wrote, “Guruji ne bol diya! Bas Hum to Dhanya ho gaye! (Guruji has said it, I am now grateful)”.
Along, who is also Nagaland’s Minister of Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, is loved by netizens for his humorous, quirky takes on social media.
Speaking at the rally, the Prime Minister hit out at opposition Congress and said that the party had used the northeast as an ATM, while the BJP considers the eight states of the region as ‘Ashtalakshmi’ (eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi) and is working for its peace and development.
He also said the NDA is striving to bring permanent peace in Nagaland so that Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is completely lifted from the state.
“The country can’t be run by distrusting your own people but by respecting and solving their problems. Earlier, Northeast had politics of divide, but we have now transformed it into ‘devine’ governance (Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East or PMDevINE). The BJP does not discriminate people on the basis of religion or region and religion,” Modi said.
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