Should a PM from North East India be electedRecent floods in Assam has given me a thought. I have few friends who belong to Meghalaya and Assam. They describe their horrors. Internet connection being bad is one. Not getting a media coverage is another. No matter what happens in North East, mainstream media ignores it or gives it only a minute or so of coverage. The floods this time have killed hundreds and many lost their homes. People I personally know left their homes to run for safety. Surely no one can run away from Nature. But one can at least as much acknowledge their pain.
North East Indians suffer discrimination in many parts of India. Their identities are not acknowledged. All of this does not change because our ruling government does not have firm presence or ties. Frontiers act as buffers and are mostly or always left to govern themselves.
This should change. A PM should come from NE India and let Indians and the world know about this eastern frontier. Now how will this be accomplished?
It is highly unlikely that a regional party will rise to be an opposition to BJP. So BJP has to make firm presence in NE and then offer a strong representation. That is what I think will be a solution to this perennial problem.