Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today affirmed that Assam and the Northeastern region walked ahead in the way of harmony and development during the last eight years of BJP rule under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Seventy years of Congress since Independence had pushed the North-East to violence and rebellion while during the last eight years, Modi’s leadership helped the region join with the mainstream, Amit Shah claimed after inaugurating the new party office in Guwahati.
The BJP government has established peace in Assam with 9,000 people laying down arms, he said.
The Prime Minister has trebled the budget for the northeast region, which has introduced infrastructural improvements in all sectors, the senior BJP leader said.
Alluding to the new party office, Amit Shah said, “BJP offices are not buildings of brick and mortar alone but reflect the dedication, emotion, commitment and hard work of party workers”.
Earlier, Mr. Shah alongside BJP president JP Nadda inaugurated the party’s new headquarters in the presence of Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, state party head Bhabesh Kalita, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha, and others.
The leaders then went through all floors of the six-storeyed structure named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Mr. Nadda also virtually laid the foundation stones of nine district party offices while Shah pressed the remote to do the same for 102 BJP regional offices in the state.