Even Vaastu Shastra Says Northeast Is Important, Says PM Modi
In 2014, months after becoming prime minister, he described the northeast as India's "Ishan Kon (or northeastern corner)". Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the traditional Indian practice of "Vaastu Shastra" as he delivered a victory speech after the BJP's success in the northeast.
"I am no expert but I have been told that even vaastu shastra says the northeast of a house is very important," PM Modi remarked as he addressed workers in Delhi celebrating the party's big day.
It is not the first time he has belaboured the theme.
"Those who believe in Vaastu Shastra know that the 'ishan kon' of a house should be taken care of. So the northeast should be developed for the country's well-being," he said in Guwahati.