Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for 'Look Northeast' is set to get a fillip as the annual conference of police chiefs gets underway in Guwahati on Saturday.
"The annual conference of police chiefs is a part of a series of carefully crafted events that will showcase the 'Look Northeast' outreach of PM Modi. By improving infrastructure and security scenario of the N-E region, Modi wants to bolster his 'Look East' policy towards South-East Asia," said a Central government official.
"On Sunday, Modi will address the conference, which was taken out of Delhi on Prime Minister's direction for the first time ever since its inception in 1920. Again, in a first, Modi will have a session with the chief minister's of all seven N-E states and Sikkim," added the official.
The official elaborated that the idea was to have a frank discussion on the security concerns of the N-E states with the Central internal security brass.
The PM would also inaugurate a vital inter-state 19.75 km railway line, which has generated buzz among the people of Assam and Meghalaya.
He is slated to address a rally in Mendipather via video link. Soon after, he will reach Imphal to take part in the Sangai festival - organised to showcase the Sangai Deer, found only in Manipur.
"The Sangai festival is major event in the cultural calendar of Manipur and Modi's participation in it has a symbolic value. After Manipur, Modi will also participate in the opening of the Hornbill festival in Kohima the next day," said another official.
In Tripura, Modi will inaugurate the second turbine of ONGC Tripura Power Company's 726.6 MW thermal power plant at Palatana.
"From security to culture, everything is on Modi's plate in his three-day northeast trip. In between, he will address BJP workers and may galvanise the party here," added the official.