ITANAGAR, Feb 22 (IANS): The country needs a government that is sensitive to the issues of the people of the northeastern states, said BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday.
"The country needs a government that is ready to take initiatives for their development," said Modi at a rally in Pasighat town.
He said that the state "has every potential to be world's environment capital because of the natural resources in the state".
He added: "Herbal medicine, horticulture and handicraft can make the state overcome the issues of unemployment and poverty as it is the sector which has till now has given employment to most number of people."
Attacking the Congress government in the state, he said it had done nothing towards water resource management and solar energy.
"Dynasty, nepotism, casteism will not help the state to come out of the problems the people here are undergoing," he added.
Modi said he was a firm believer in development.
"The lotus will shine in all the states and bring prosperity and progress in the state," said Modi while referring to his party's symbol.
He also said that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India.
"There is no power in the world that can snatch Arunachal Pradesh from India," he said.
Modi expressed grief at the loss of Nido Tania, a student from Arunachal Pradesh who was beaten to death in the national capital last month.