NPA declines request to arrest Indian prime minister

Darnell Taylor
July 21, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed the Congress for not keep its promises on rural electrification during all the years it was in government. He said about 14,500 villages out of 18,000 villages not electrified were in Eastern India and government have changed that.

Modi said that it was hard to electrify the last 18000 villages, as most were in remote areas, hilly areas and areas with poor connectivity. They told Modi that earlier, due to no electricity in their village, no one would marry off their daughters there and that they had to travel for kilometres for just getting wheat ground.

The Prime Minister said 28th of April this year was a historic day for India's development story as Leisang village of Manipur became the last village in the country to be connected to a power grid. "This was quite unfortunate", Modi said. Mr Modi reminded that in 2005, then government had promised to electrify every village by 2009. The then President of the ruling party went a step ahead and said we will bring electricity to every home. Needless to say, none of that happened during their long tenure. "Eastern India can play an even bigger role in India's development journey", he added.

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This is the tenth interaction in the series by the Prime Minister through video conference with the beneficiaries of various Government schemes.

More than 86 lakh household has been electrified through theYojana so far.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said the Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) had asked them to arrest Modi for alleged crimes in Kashmir‚ India - allegations based on a recent report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). An additional budgetary support of 15% (5% for special category states) is available if 100% household electrification is achieved by the 31 December target, while all remaining un-electrified households are targeted for electrification by March 2019.

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