Shillong (Meghalaya) , Feb 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday participated in a massive road show from IGP point to Police point here which was attended by thousands of people .
Prior to the road show , he payed floral tributes to three freedom fighters of the state – U Tirot Sing, U Kiang Nangbah and Pa Togan Sangma.
Addressing a public rally in Police bazar , Modi exuded confidence that ‘lotus’, the BJP symbol, will bloom in the state, as the saffron party-led government has always prioritised the well-being of its people.
“Lack of road, rail, and air connectivity had in the past obstructed development in Meghalaya. During the last nine years, however, the BJP government at the Centre has brought about positive changes in the state and the NE” .
“Be it youth, women, traders, or government servants, everyone wants the BJP to be in power in Meghalaya,” he said .
He said that Meghalaya needs to free from dynasty politics.“Not only in Delhi but also in Meghalaya, family-run parties had converted the state into an ATM to fill their coffers. People have rejected them. Meghalaya now wants a government that puts people first and not family,” he added .
He said that he was overwhelmed by the love and support shown by people during the programme.
“This love, this blessing of yours… I will definitely return this love and blessings by initiating more development work in Meghalaya, speeding up welfare projects,” PM Modi said .
Later ,In an interview to South Asia Views, BJP Meghalaya president Ernest Mawrie said BJP has put up candidates in all 60 seats for the first time in Meghalaya to establish a pan-Meghalaya presence for the party and form the next government.
He added that BJPs strength in all constituencies is very strong and that’s why it was decided to contest from all seats.
After the roadshow here, the PM flew to Tura in the West Garo Hills district where he addressed a rally at the BCCI-funded Alotgre stadium.