Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses people in Shillong after inaugurating a road project in Meghalaya
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a couple of infrastructure projects in Mizoram and Meghalaya in the north-east today. Assembly elections in these two Congress-ruled states will be held next year, and the BJP is looking to replicate its electoral victories in Assam and Manipur -- another two states in the north-east that slipped from the Congress's hand since April 2016. In Mizoram, PM Modi inaugurated the Tuirial hydroelectric power project that has a generating capacity of 60 megawatts. In Meghalaya, the Prime Minister inaugurated a road connecting state capital Shillong with Nongstoin, Rongjeng and Tura.