Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a scathing attack on Congress as he campaigned of the BJP in Manipur for the upcoming assembly elections on Monday.
Singh said that the grand old party neglected the needs of people in the Northeastern states despite ruling the region for several years.
"The Northeastern States remained neglected due to their ‘anti-development and ‘anti-Northeast’ mindset. Congress has a broken track record. The party will be 'go, went, gone' in the Manipur elections. Rail connectivity had reached Manipur under PM Narendra Modi-led central government after 75 years of Independence," Singh said.
The Union Minister further lauded the achievements of the CM N Biren Singh-led BJP government in Manipur on Monday. "N Biren Singh has done charismatic work over the last five years," he said.
Singh said that under the UPA's rule, Manipur was known for creating month-long ‘blockades and violence'.
The Union Minister also remarked that the incidents of insurgency and violence have also reduced significantly over the years in Manipur under N Biren Singh's leadership.
He also mentioned that the BJP is ready to hold dialogue with insurgent groups, underlined.
Manipur will be going to polls in two phases, the first scheduled on Feb 28 and the second phase voting will be held on March 5. Votes will be counted on March 10.