Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Tuesday, visited election-bound Manipur accused the previous governments in the Centre of adopting a “don’t look east” policy. 

“Previous governments in New Delhi had adopted a ‘don’t look east’ policy. After BJP came to power, we changed it to ‘act east’ policy,” PM Modi said. 

Modi was addressing a mega rally at the Hapta Kangjeibung ground at Imphal in Manipur after inaugurating a total of 13 projects worth Rs 1850 crore in the state ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. 

He accused the previous central government of completely ignoring the Northeast while being in power. 

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“Previous governments at the Centre had completely ignored the Northeast citing it is very far from New Delhi. But after I became Prime Minister, I brought the entire Indian government and New Delhi to the Northeast,” PM Modi said. 

Modi also accused the previous governments in Manipur of playing politics by creating rift between the people residing in hills and those living in valleys. 

“There are some people who want to create instability again in Manipur to grab power,” PM Modi said. 

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