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Centre visualizes rise of new India from NE: Smriti

Staff Correspondent
Shillong, May 29: The BJP-led NDA Government visualizes development for a new India from the Northeast, said Union minister of Textiles Smriti Zubeen Irani.

Speaking to newsmen prior to the formal convocation of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Shillong on Tuesday, the Union Minister highlighted the NDA Government’s achievements over the past four years while stating that emphasis is given to the North-eastern region by the Centre. Referring to NITI Ayog forum for the North-east and the MUDRA scheme, Irani said, “Our government sees the sun of the development for a new India rising from the North-east, and that is why Prime Minister Modi has laid emphasis on the creation of the NITI Ayog forum to chalk out strategies for the development of NE.” 

Taking a potshot at the Congress government for its lackadaisical attitude towards the development of the NE region, Irani said, “We’ve been left with the legacy of apathy of the UPA regime but the NDA government is making efforts to rectify it.”

“What the Congress could not do during its regimes, we have brought about a massive transformation in 48 months,” claimed the Union Minister.
She also elucidated on the multiple Central schemes for the benefit of the common people.

Taking a jibe at the Congress party for its consistent attack on the Union Government, she said: “The UPA is resorting to rhetoric. I never expect the opposition to be kind but they should also look at the facts and figures of the past 48 months.”

She sarcastically stated that the UPA regime was a matter of declaration and allocation of funds, but now its implementation of those funds. En route to the NIFT convocation, the Union Textile Minister referred to the multiple schemes of the Naredra Modi-led Government that has showed positive results. 

On the president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Rahul Gandhi, the Union Minister said, “What do you expect from a man who is not sure to return as an elected representative of the people.”
She added, “He (Rahul) has lost every seat and every local elections in the past four years; how do you expect that he will come back.” 

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