Guwahati/Agartala: Chief ministers of northeastern states on Thursday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for “ruling out” the region in his tweet.
The former Congress speaker tweeted Thursday: “There is strength in our Union. Our Union of Cultures. Our Diversity Union. Our Union of Languages. Our Peoples Union. Our Union of States. From Kashmir to Kerala. From Gujarat to West Bengal. India is beautiful in all its colors. Don’t insult the spirit of India.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, criticizing Gandhi, tweeted: “India is so much more than a mere union. We are a proud nation. Bharat cannot be hostage to your tukde tukde philosophy. What is your problem with Nation, Nationality and Nationalism? And hello, beyond Bengal, we exist in the northeast.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said in his tweet: “It baffles me when a senior INC India official ignores the existence of North East India in his statements. While the existence of this region is not even recognized, how does the Congress demand votes from the people of Manipur for the upcoming elections? »
Elections for the Manipur Assembly, which has 60 seats, would be held in two phases on February 28 and March 5.
Criticizing the Congress Leader, Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb said in his tweet: “To preach, Mr. Rahul Gandhi has forgotten our beautiful North Eastern States. Just like his great-grandfather, he excluded our region? We are also a proud part of India. Your ignorance is the reason for the total annihilation of your Northeast party.
Of the eight northeastern states, the BJP is in power in Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura while NDA allies rule in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim.