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Take welfare schemes to grassroots level: Shah to NE leaders

Press Trust of India  |  Dimapur 

As part of efforts to strengthen the party in northeastern states, BJP president Amit Shah today exhorted party leaders here to take developmental schemes enumerated by the Narendra Modi government to grassroots level and monitor them to keep a check on corruption.

On the second day of his four-day tour of northeastern states, Shah held meetings with Nagaland BJP leaders and asked them to strengthen the party's base.

The BJP chief also called on Nagaland Governor P B Acharya and discussed schemes for welfare of tribals as well as the law and order situation in the state.

He met representatives of some social organisations, including the supreme Naga Hoho, the apex social body of the Nagas, besides members of the business community.

He also met leaders of all religions here, including Muslims, Christians and Hindus.

Shah later met all 11 district presidents of BJP in the state and assessed various party activities and asked them to step up the work to strengthen it.

He asked them to undertake major connectivity with tribals across the state for the party's membership drive and help pass the message of Prime Minister to people for development of northeastern states on a par with other states.

Advising party workers to take the centrally-sponsored schemes for welfare of tribals to people, he asked them to monitor the development activities in the state.

On a tour of all eight northeastern states, Shah arrived in Dimapur today and was accorded a colourful traditional tribal reception.

He told BJP office-bearers in the state that corruption will not be tolerated at any cost and spelt out government's plan for initiating developmental activities in the northeast and sought active support of BJP leaders for ensuring this.

Shah was accompanied by senior BJP leader Tapir Gao and other state leaders.

Shah said the central BJP will provide funds to all the 11 district units in Nagaland for constructing BJP offices all over the state.

First Published: Fri, April 17 2015. 19:57 IST