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In pictures: With Manipur’s hills behind him, PM Modi cheers on folk artistes at poll rally

PM Narendra Modi's rally in Imphal, attended by thousands, was a sea of saffron flags. Among other things, Modi took potshots at the Congress as he addressed the crowd,

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Imphal: PM Narendra Modi said Tuesday that the BJP will form the government in Manipur, which is headed for a two-phase assembly election on 28 February and 5 March.

On his second visit to Imphal, Modi said, “In the last 5 years, BJP’s double-engine government worked towards the overall development of Manipur. You have seen BJP’s good governance and good intentions. Our work in the last 5 years has laid the foundation for the next 25 years.”

The BJP has been an alliance partner with the National People’s Party (NPP) in the Manipur government, but both have directed numerous salvos at each other in the run-up to the polls, and claimed they will form the government individually.

Modi’s rally in Imphal, attended by thousands, was a sea of saffron flags. Modi also took potshots at the Congress, saying the party could never understand the people of the northeast.

“Congress leaders come to Manipur & make big claims but make fun of the dresses & culture of northeast India in other states. Congress divided Manipur between hills and valleys, and played politics over it. They never worked on developing and improving connectivity in the region,” he said.

According to the PM, the NDA government believes that the region is a growth engine for India.

BJP supporters at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP supporters at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi clapping while performance on folk song is going on | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi claps as folk artistes perform | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi cheering the performers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi cheers the performers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi welcomed by CM N.Biren Singh | Photo- Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi is welcomed by Manipur CM N. Biren Singh | Photo- Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The Prime Minister addresses the crowd | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The Prime Minister addresses the crowd | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi with Manipur BJP president A. Sharda Devi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi with Manipur BJP president A. Sharda Devi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi addressed first rally in Manipur | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi addressed his second rally in poll-bound Manipur Tuesday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supporters carry lotus in the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP supporters carry the party’s lotus symbol in the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi upcoming Polls To Decide Next 25 Yrs Of Manipur | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi said the BJP-led government’s work in the last 5 years has laid the foundation for the next 25 years | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi supporters wearing mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supporters wearing Modi masks | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Folk dance performers at the rally in Imphal | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Folk dancers at the rally in Imphal | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A person at the rally wearing Modi mask | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Another supporter wearing a Modi mask at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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