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With the polls just a week away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in Nagaland and Meghalaya to drum up support for the BJP in the north-eastern states. PM's first stopover will be in the Tuensang district of Nagaland where he will address a public meeting at 11 am. Later in the day, he is scheduled to address another public meeting in Meghalaya's Phulbari in West Garo Hills district.
This will be PM Modi's second visit to Phulbari. He had first campaigned at the place in December where had also inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Tura highway. The area has been tense and kept under high alert after an NCP candidate Jonathone N Sangma was killed in an armed militant attack earlier this week. Security has been beefed up and central armed police forces have been also stationed in Garo Hills.