Union home minister Amit Shah (file image)
Union home minister Amit Shah (file image)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, the mental distance between Northeast and Delhi has been narrowed down.

Shah said that now in 8 states of the Northeast, the BJP and the NDA allies are in power, corruption has been removed and the central funds are being properly utilized.

Home Minister Shah in his virtual speech from Delhi at the function in Agartala on the occasion of the 50th statehood day celebrations, said that to make Tripura a gateway, waterway connectivity is being done with Bangladesh besides railway links are being established with the neighbouring country and these would attract more investments to the northeastern region.

Referring to the settlement of the long-pending Reang tribal immigrants in Tripura and the signing of the peace accord with the militant outfit, Shah said that peace and ethnic harmony was ensured in the state.

Appreciating the BJP led government in Tripura, Shah said that the state government has unleashed a war against misuse of drugs.

He said that Tripura’s per capita income has increased to Rs 1.30 lakh from Rs one lakh in three years.

Shah released a Vision Document – ‘Lakshya 2047′ – for making Tripura self-reliant in all basic sectors in the next 25 years.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb highlighting the state’s successes in the last four years after the BJP led government came to power said that the present state government was able to invest Rs 11,000 crore for highway development, which was only Rs 1200 crore during the Left Front regime.

“Over 1.25 lakh jobs in various sectors including 10,000 in government departments have been provided to the youths,” the Chief Minister claimed.

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