Modi's Govt never acted on corruption, UPA Govt did : Manmohan Singh

Lester Mason
December 8, 2017

"Modi will spearhead the election campaign on December 16 at Polo Ground".

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was supposed to inaugurate the BJP's office in Shillong on Thursday.

BJP, which had no presence in the assembly, had announced its ambitious "Mission 40" for the elections to the Meghalaya Assembly. But Modi is not the one to wait for such official communication at a time when the BJP is eyeing to rule over the entire Northeast region. His party reached across caste lines and won a landslide.

Under "Mission 40", BJP is targeting to win 40 seats in the 60-member Meghalaya assembly in the 2018 elections scheduled to be held in February-March next year.

He alleged that BJP government has not acted against corruption.

"The BJP headquarters have directed us to prepare for the visit of the Prime Minister on December 16", state BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh told PTI.

Kumar said investigative journalists were raising questions on the role, responsibility and accountability of Prime Minister Modi through a big revelation about Rs 20,000 crore GSPC scam.

The Congress leader alleged that huge cost overruns, mismanagement of funds and instances of undue benefits allegedly being passed on by GSPC to various private companies led to losses to the tune of Rs 19,576 crore to the state government. The state is likely to go to polls early next year.

Although the ban on cattle sale for slaughtering is still in an ambiguous state, the beef-loving state massively protested against the Centre's move.

Meghalaya-based United Democratic Party and National People's Party are part of a BJP-floated platform of non-Congress parties, Northeast Democratic Alliance.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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