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BJP Ending Corrupt 'Briefcase Politics', Amit Shah to North East Allies

Shah's speech came a day after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister since he failed to shore up the numbers ahead of a floor test. The Congress had accused BJP of trying to bribe its MLAs to break their ranks.

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Updated:May 20, 2018, 8:16 PM IST
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BJP Ending Corrupt 'Briefcase Politics', Amit Shah to North East Allies
BJP President Amit Shah addressing the third North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Conclave in Guwahati. (News18)
Guwahati: Under previous, mostly Congress-led governments, the North East was suffering from ‘briefcase politics’ but the BJP is putting an end to that, said party President Amit Shah on Saturday. He was addressing the third North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Conclave in Guwahati.

Shah's speech came a day after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister since he failed to shore up the numbers ahead of a floor test. The Congress had accused BJP of trying to bribe its MLAs to break their ranks.

“It is the top priority of the government to develop the culturally and geographically diverse North East. We had formed NEDA with a view to bring peace and stability to this region. We are realising that goal fast. NEDA is not just a political or regional alliance; it is also a cultural alliance. It is a forum which can help bind the North East culturally,” Shah said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah further claimed, “personally monitors the development of the North East and sends a minister to the region every 15 days”.

The BJP president claimed this was the first time that the NEDA Conclave had allies from Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura. Lashing out at the Congress, Shah said previous governments had never utilised the cultural richness of the region to fuel growth.

“Earlier, the North East was infamous for corrupt governments. Now, under NEDA and BJP, the corrupt briefcase politics is coming to an end and North East is on the path of development,” he said.

“Now, development is reaching the last man. Earlier, money sent for the North East would have to go through the corrupt Congress governments. We have brought peace, stability to the region and have achieved great success in ending Bangladeshi infiltration, weapons smuggling and terrorism emanating from Myanmar. We have also built friendly relations with neighbouring countries,” he added.

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