With the current Lok Sabha election in progress all over India, will the eight states in North East comprising 25 seats, create a viable impact in the format of the next government at the Centre by giving a fillip to the national touch? This is the question lingering in the minds of a section of people, especially in North East, as a large number of political analysts, who are keenly observing the political scenario with utmost interest in the once-neglected and a step-motherly treatment meted out to the region. The people in North East are hoping against hope that just like the East and South India that played a prominent role in the formation of the Central Governments during the tenure of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, V.P. Singh and A.B. Vajpayee, the North East would be playing a pivotal role in the functioning of the Central Government, and more so, when the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to retain power, after the results are declared on May 23, this year.Add a comment Read more: WILL CENTRE PROVIDE NATIONAL TOUCH TO THE NORTH EAST?