Assam, Northeast Will Soon Be Top Contributors To India's GDP: Amit Shah

Assam, Northeast Will Soon Be Top Contributors To India's GDP: Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the Maha Mrityunjay Temple in Nagaon, Assam.

Union Home minister Amit Shah today continued to play the "development" theme in Assam and for India's northeast, promising to make them a developmental hub. He is on one of his frequent visits to the state in the run up to the state Assembly polls. Speaking in Nagaon district of the state, he sought to, once again, draw a contrast between the earlier scenario of violence and unrest in the region to the one now of hope and economic growth.

Assam goes to polls in April-May, along with several other states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

The ruling BJP government is looking to retain power with the party devoting huge resources on the state in recent weeks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has visited the state multiple times beside the many trips made Mr Shah himself.

During all their appearances in Assam, the duo has mostly spoken on the theme of development.

"Assam is on the path of development...This is the first phase and after this ceremony Assam can only march ahead," Mr Shah said today at a temple ceremony in Puranigudam, Nagaon.

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