He said that NDA government at the Centre always acknowledged the contribution of the North East. Addressing the third conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance in Guwahati, Amit Shah said it is the geo-culture alliance. He said that North East Democratic Alliance must represent all 217 tribes of North East.
Shah, while addressing a gathering, said before Independence the GSDP of Assam was the highest in this country, but after it came under the rule of the Congress, they lagged behind. He alleged that Congress always used North-East for its political gain.
“Before Independence, GSDP of Assam was the highest in this country. At that time, the whole North East used to come in Assam. But, what happened after that? Why did north-east lag post independence? It was all because of Congress government,” Shah said.