Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the previous UPA regime of neglecting the North East and said his government has given priority to the region with ministers and senior officials regularly visiting it. Modi was addressing a public rally at the Indira Gandhi Park here after laying the foundation stone for the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science. He announced the weekly called Arunachakly Naharlagun-New Delhi Express will run twice a week now and will be called Arunachal Pradesh Express. Seeking to highlight the significance of the region, he said important meetings should not only be held in the national capital but “we must go to all states. And that is why I came to Shillong for a Northeastern Council meeting. An important meeting related to agriculture was held in Sikkim.” Without naming Manmohan Singh, Modi said, the former prime minister could not visit the state on the pretext of workload, “But I am such a PM who cannot stay without meeting you all.” It was Modi’s second visit to Arunachal Pradesh in a span of three years.
Source: Business Standard