Kiren Rijiju (right) arrives in Shillong

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said that the art of governance has changed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“I have been working with the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) for a very long time. The art of governance has changed…The governance, as well as the special emphasis for the rural and border areas, have changed tremendously in the last eight years,” he said addressing a ‘Rozgar Mela’, a recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel in Shillong.

Stating that the Northeast has become a priority and citing the instance of road linkages that are now completed at a faster pace as compared to earlier times, Kiren Rijiju said, “The Prime Minister made the Northeast a priority. We can see the transformation in NE. From being a slow developing region, it has become a fast-growing economy today.”

“Shillong (the state capital of Meghalaya) was the capital of Northeast. Since the British had already set it up as a capital, it had modern amenities since the very beginning. But when you step outside this city and move to other places you will realize the changes brought in by the Prime Minister,” Rijiju said.

“I would like to assure you that from the government of India’s side in the future, nothing will be found wanting. All the issues of the Northeast will be given priority. I am from the Northeast so I have a direct affinity, a close connection because I have extensively travelled across the region. The whole of Northeast, united, is developing fast. We are becoming a hub of economy,” Kiren Rijiju, who is a native of Arunachal Pradesh, said.

“The Northeast will become prosperous. It has all the natural resources. It has all the beautiful flora and fauna. The NE people are gifted with culture and are vibrant,” the union minister said and iterated the government of India’s focus on the region.

Pointing out that the PM had visited the Northeast “innumerable times” to ensure that the region prospers in all aspects, Rijiju also informed that the PM was likely to visit Shillong on November 7.

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