Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting to be held in Shillong on May 27 with focus on overall development of the region. The NEC is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the region and comprises eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
At the NEC meeting, the Prime Minister is expected to dwell upon the development of the region, which has been his focus area, sources said here today. He is expected to lay thrust on agriculture sector while highlighting the government schemes like Crop Insurance.
During his visit to Shillong, he is also expected to address a rally in which he is expected to talk about two years of NDA rule, since it will be coinciding with the second anniversary of his government.
The visit also assumes significance as it will be taking place against the backdrop of major poll victory by BJP in Assam, capturing power for the first time in the North East.
As part of completion of two years in power, the Prime Minister today released a song titled ‘mera desh badal raha hai..aage badd raha hai (my country is changing… it is progressing)’.
On the eve of completion of two years in office, Modi will meet his entire Council of Ministers on May 25 to take stock of the work done so far and the future steps.