Delhi based media had so far ignored the north-east region. News from the rest of the country occupied much of its coverage. However, after the BJP’s focused outreach and rising probability of performing well in the region, the media seems to have turned its cameras towards the north-east.
— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) March 3, 2018
This is one thing I agree with. With @BJP4India‘s entry in northeast, these states are finally getting attention from distant Delhi #media (definitely still not enough, but much more than the past). Hopefully this doesn’t change irrespective of the results. https://t.co/E6mjPSdxVX
— Bhuvan Bagga (@Bhuvanbagga) March 3, 2018
Another Twitterati felt that development issues which were hitherto not focused would get highlighted if BJP wins some of the states today in the region.
And if BJP wins,all issues of north-east like infrastructure, electricity, jobs etc will start getting highlighted better.. https://t.co/w6yJgCdg7Q
— Soliloquyist (@Soliloquyist) March 3, 2018
Many Twitter users remarked that ‘tyranny of distance’ for not covering the region was no longer valid and the time to make amends had arrived.
Days of “Tyranny of Distance” are overhttps://t.co/0brXppBRIX
— Suresh Nakhua (@sureshnakhua) March 3, 2018
Never before has our racist media ever showered so much attention on elections in our North East ( Tyranny of Distance was the excuse ). But in 2018 it’s wall to wall coverage.
Still people say nothing has changed under Modi.
— Jiggs ? (@Sootradhar) March 3, 2018
Others felt that attention of northeast region in rest of India was a good development for the entire country. They felt that northeast was important for rest of India from the point of view of defence and infrastructure development.
— Aprameya Rao (@aprameyatweets) March 3, 2018
Yes, NE has come in national focus. In fact it is d mainstream.Importnt visits; defence watch; border road & infra devlopmnt; BJP’s robust approch to fan out in d countryside, unlike d aged congres aunties, who prefered to rule from delhi, or max, mov to state capitals.
— Satrajit Mukherjee (@satrajit99) March 3, 2018
The outreach for the northeast region must not only involve the politicians but also media so that problems and issues of the region can be highlighted and resolved. Fortunately, this change seems to be happening in the past few years.