Shillong: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that the art of governance has changed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I have been working with the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) since a very long time. The art of governance has changed…The governance as well as the special emphasis for the rural and border areas have changed tremendously in the last eight years,” he said addressing a ‘Rozgar Mela’, a recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel, here in Meghalaya.
Stating that the North East has become a priority and cited the instance of road linkages that are now completed at a faster pace as compared to earlier times, Rijiju said, “The Prime Minister made the North East a priority. We can see the transformation in N-E. From being a slow developing region, it has become a fast growing economy today.”
”Shillong (the State capital of Meghalaya) was the capital of North East. Since the British had already set it up as a capital, it had modern amenities since the very beginning. But when you step outside this city and move to other places you will realize the changes brought in by the Prime Minister,” Rijiju said.
“I would like to assure you that in the future from the Government of India’s side, nothing will be found wanting. All the issues of the Northeast will be given priority. I am from the Northeast so I have a direct affinity, a close connection because I have extensively travelled across the region. The whole of Northeast, united, is developing fast. We are becoming a hub of economy,” Rijiju, who is a native of Arunachal Pradesh said.
“The Northeast will become prosperous. It has all the natural resources. It has all the beautiful flora and fauna. The NE people are gifted with culture and are vibrant,” the Union minister said and iterated the Government of India’s focus on the region.
Pointing out that the PM had visited the Northeast “innumerable times” to ensure that the region prospers in all aspect, Rijiju also informed that the PM was likely to visit Shillong on November 7.