Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that due to mismanagement and corruption in Meghalaya, the budget deficit of the State in 2022-23 has grown to Rs 1849 crore.
Shah was addressing an election rally in the North Tura constituency to campaign for BJP candidate Adam Kid M. Sangma.
“Due to mismanagement and corruption in the State, in 2022-23, the deficit was Rs 1849 crore. It’s a huge amount for a small State like Meghalaya. As per an RBI report, Meghalaya is developing at the slowest pace in the country,” he said.
The Union home minister also appealed to the people to vote for the BJP in order to end corruption in the State.
Shah said the Centre proposed two medical colleges for Meghalaya, but the state government failed to build any. “For 50 years, Meghalaya has no medical college. In Assam, we have built five medical colleges. Modi government proposed two medical colleges for Meghalaya. However, the state government was unable to build any,” he said.
He also said that BJP decided to break its alliance with NPP in order to contest all the 60 seats in the upcoming Assembly elections.
“We broke alliance in Meghalaya so that the BJP can contest all the seats and emerge as a strong party,” Shah said.
Highlighting the various development initiatives taken by the Centre for the North East, Shah said the PM-DevINE scheme has been launched with a budget of Rs 6,000 crore.
“I want to assure you that Meghalaya will be the biggest beneficiary of the PM-DevINE scheme if we are able to form the government in the State,” Shah said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses an election rally at Don Bosco School playground in Tura on Thursday.
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