The political landscape of Northeast has witnessed a significant transformation in recent years. In the land of the Seven Sisters & a Brother, the winds of change are blowing and a new era of strong political stability is taking place, under the aegis of hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership and spirit, the Northeast region is heading towards its shining goal.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the Northeast is significant as it marks the party’s continued expansion in the region. The victory also signals a shift in the political landscape of the region, where regional parties and the Congress have dominated the political scene for decades. The BJP’s success in the Northeast is gaining a significant impact on national politics, as the region has a significant influence on the politics of the rest of the country.
In the recent Assembly Elections held in three Northeast states of India, the BJP under the vibrant & graceful leadership of Shri Modi has achieved an impressive sweeping victory. The BJP has won the majority of the seats in all three states – Tripura, Nagaland and of course Meghalaya. In Tripura and Nagaland, the BJP has retained power for the second consecutive term with a landslide victory, in Meghalaya they are forming a coalition government with the National People’s Party (NPP) of Shri Conrad Sangma.
This is a remarkable feat for the BJP, people acknowledge BJP as the only trustworthy party, be it Tripura or Nagaland or Meghalaya, BJP has earned a glorious victory, the people of the region have responded positively to Shri Modi’s vision for holistic development of the region. Now, the BJP and its coalition governments are prevailing in almost all eight northeastern states.
The Northeast region of India consists of eight states, including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. Historically, this region has been a stronghold of the Indian National Congress party, which had dominated the region for many decades. However, in recent years, with charismatic leader Shri Modi leading the way with stride, the BJP has made significant inroads into the region. The oppositions seem to have no chance against BJP’s class of campaign with promises of progress and growth, the BJP is winning with a tidal troth.
BJP’s success in Northeast India can be attributed to many aspects, one of the key factors contributing to Shri Modi’s success in Northeast India is his strong leadership persona. Shri Modi is widely regarded as one of the most charismatic leaders in India’s history, his dynamism is known for his oratory skills and his ability to connect with people from all walks of life. He has a compelling personal story, having risen from a humble background to become the Prime Minister of India. Shri Modi’s leadership style is characterized by a strong sense of purpose, a clear vision for the future and a willingness to take bold action to achieve his goals towards the betterment of the country. Hon’ble PM Shri Modi has been able to mobilize a significant portion of the voters behind him through a combination of charismatic leadership, effective communication, energetic campaign style and a focus on development and nationalism and also the party’s ability to effectively communicate its message to voters.
In one of his tweet, the hon’ble PM Shri Modi said “Today’s election result is a message to the nation and to world. It shows that in India, people trust democracy and democratic values. That democracy is thriving in India,”
PM Shri Modi said, “Many political analysts are trying to understand the reason for the victory of the BJP. Some of our well-wishers want to know the reason. The reason is ‘Triveni’. The first power is the work of the BJP govts, the second one is the work style of the BJP and the last one is the karyakartas of the BJP.”
BJP’s success in Northeast India can be attributed to its government’s policies and programs. The BJP-led government has launched several flagship programs, such as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, and the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which have been aimed at improving the quality of life of ordinary citizens. These programs have had a significant impact in Northeast India, where people have traditionally lacked access to basic services and amenities. These government schemes are instantly & punctually reaching the marginalized and poor through government machinery and also through the coordination of BJP Karyakartas having spectacular grip at the grassroots thus leading to the NE’s growth trajectory. Further, the BJP government at the center has launched several initiatives such as the Act East Policy, Northeast Industrial Development Scheme, and Northeast Special Infrastructure Development Scheme to boost the region’s economy.
Another factor that contributed to BJP’s success in the Northeast was the party’s skillful use of social media and technology. The BJP’s IT cell ran a highly effective social media campaign, using platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp to disseminate information about the party’s policies and programs. The party’s use of technology allowed them to reach a younger, tech-savvy audience, which was critical in a region where a significant portion of the population is under the age of 35.
Similarly, BJP’s popularity in Northeast India is its focus on development and modernization. The region has historically been neglected by the previous central governments, and the people of Northeast India have long felt marginalized and ignored. But BJP made it a top priority to invest in infrastructure and robust economic development in the region. In order to identify and resolve issues and ensure that government’s policies and programs are implemented effectively, the BJP government at the center has directed the Union Ministers to visit the NE Region frequently. In addition, Hon’ble PM Shri Modi’s new Union Cabinet has Five Northeast politicians as Ministers, this is the highest ever representation of the NE Region in the Cabinet in the country’s history.
BJP government has launched several initiatives aimed at promoting tourism, improving incredible connectivity (trans-highways + railroads + airways) and creating jobs in Northeast India. Similarly, the party’s campaign was centered on local issues and formulating a concerted effort to address the region’s long-standing demands and grievances. These efforts have not gone unnoticed, and the people of the region have responded positively to the BJP’s vision for development.
On the other hand, the Congress, the once formidable forces of Indian politics, are now struggling to keep up with its pace and base. Now they seem to have lost its way, their vision and charisma. With its unappealing and outdated policies, the party struggles to unite and defend and its leadership crisis never seems to end.
Despite being one of the oldest political parties of India, in recent times, the party has been struggling to maintain its relevance and hold on to the Indian political scenario. One of the main reasons for this is its narrow and self-centered attitude. The party’s leadership has been accused of pandering to a select few communities, rather than working towards the greater good of the country as a whole. This narrow-minded approach has alienated large sections of the Indian populace, especially the younger generation, who are looking for a more inclusive and progressive political alternative.
Furthermore, the Congress has been plagued by a lack of internal democracy, with the party leadership often dominated by a select few individuals. This has resulted in a situation where the party’s leaders are more interested in promoting their own personal interests rather than working for the betterment of the party and the country. This has led to a situation where the party’s leadership is perceived as being out of touch with the needs and aspirations of the common people. This has alienated a large section of the Indian populace, who are looking for political leaders who are more in tune with people’s needs and concerns. Moreover, most opposition parties, including Congress, have struggled to offer a coherent and compelling alternative to the BJP’s vision for India. The opposition has been plagued by infighting, lack of leadership, and a failure to communicate their message effectively to the masses. As a result, they have failed to attract a significant portion of the electorate and have lost ground to the BJP.
The BJP’s victory in Northeast India is a testament to Shri Modi’s charisma and his ability to connect with people across the country’s development and his commitment to improving their lives. It is also a reflection of the BJP’s strong organizational capabilities and its ability to build a formidable political force. As Shri Modi-led BJP look to the future, it is clear that BJP has established itself as a dominant political force in the region and they will continue to play a leading role in Indian politics. The future of northeast politics is becoming exciting and fascinating, with BJP’s impressive victory in Northeast India polls rings a clarion call. So let us celebrate this win and look forward to brighter days, for India, its people, and its pride.
– Originally written by Manoj Joshi from Gangtok, Sikkim he can be contacted at 8918422242