Amit Shah in Mizoram

Union home minister Amit Shah said the Northeast region is moving forward on a new path of peace, stability and development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Northeast is moving forward on a new path of peace, stability and development today under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi,” Amit Shah said after inaugurating several development works and laying the foundation of various projects worth Rs 2,415 crore in the Northeastern state on April 1.

He said: “Once upon a time violence was spread by insurgent groups in the Northeast, there was a lack of rail, road and air connectivity and there was no sign of development. However, in the last 9 years due to the efforts of the Government of India under the leadership of PM Modi and with the cooperation of the people, there has been peace in the region.”

He appealed to the organisations indulging in violence in the Northeast to join the mainstream and be a part of the democratic process and contribute to the development of the country.

Shah said connectivity has increased and there has been development at par with other parts of India.

The government is making the entire Northeast conflict-free, insurgency-free and peaceful, he added.

“There has been 67 percent reduction in violent incidents, 60 percent reduction in the death of security forces and 83 percent reduction in the death of civilians in the Northeast in 2021 compared to 2014,” Amit Shah mentioned.

The home minister further said that the PM is committed to the development of the Northeast and also said the centre has increased the budget for the region.

Shah said the centre and the Mizoram government are committed to serve the people of the state.

“The peace established in Mizoram today is an unprecedented example of the success of India’s democracy,” the home minister said.

He said Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project will connect Mizoram and Myanmar and it will open up immense business opportunities for Mizoram.

Shah further said the centre would leave no stone unturned to explore the immense potential in Mizoram in the fields of tourism, bamboo cultivation and solar energy.

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