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Only the BJP can rid Assam of terrorism, says Amit Shah; Congress Strikes Back | India News


NEW DELHI: The Union Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, launched into decisions in Congress-AIUDF saying that the alliance would open “all doors” to infiltrators if they voted in favor of another mandate for a government led by the BJP in Assam to “safeguard” the interests of the state. power.
At his first political rally in the ballot-bound state, Shah also criticized Congress for calling the BJP “communal” and questioned the big party’s alliance with the Muslim League in Kerala and the AIUDF led by Badruddin Ajmal in Assam. , two regional parties that draw their support mainly from Muslims.
He also excavated Assam Jatiya Parishad, a party introduced by former AASU leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi that is inclined to ally with Akhil Gogoi-led Raijor Dal, without naming them, saying they are in the election arena to help Congress by trying to cut in votes from the BJP.
Congress responded by saying that the BJP’s agenda is to destroy Assam’s identity through the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Hindutva policy.
Congressional leader Pradyut Bordoloi said the blatant violation of the Assam Accord by imposing the CAA speaks volumes about the Saffron party’s attitude towards the Assamese language and culture.
“The BJP’s claim to safeguard the Assamese language and culture by awarding awards to renowned personalities is an eye wash to hide its agenda of destroying the Assamese identity through the CAA and Hindutva politics,” said the Nagaon MP. to journalists.
He alleged that the BJP was trying to rename schools and universities in the state in honor of RSS leaders such as Deen Dayal Upadhaya and not Assamese freedom fighters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that the BJP has ensured peace and stability in Assam by curbing the insurgency is false, as it is well known that the congressional government is credited with the surrender and rehabilitation of various ULFA leaders and peace in the state, Bordoloi said. .
“It is evident from Assam’s growth chart from 2006 to 2016 that Congress had effectively stopped the insurgency in the state with stability and development reflected in the GDP growth of 1.75 percent in 2001 to 6.68 percent in 2013-14, “he said. .
Bordoloi alleged that ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ actually only aims to promote business for people from Gujarat and other parts of the country and there is no place for Assamese entrepreneurs in the state.
In Congress, the Home Secretary said the party had adopted the British Empire policy of “divide and rule” by pitting different groups of people against each other, resulting in bloodshed and the loss of life of thousands. of young people.
“Tell me out loud,” he asked the crowd, “Can Congress and Ajmal keep Assam free from infiltrators? If they come to power, they will open all doors to welcome them because they are their vote bank.”
Only Modi’s government in the Center and a government in the state that has his guidance and blessings can stop the infiltration, he said.
Naming development works in Assam, he said more than 20,000 km of road lengths have been laid out in the state and six bridges have been built over Brahmputra. New hospitals and educational institutions were also built, he said.
Bank accounts have been opened for more than 7.20 lakh tea garden workers, he said, adding that the Center gave Rs 1.55 lakh crore to the state under the 14th finance commission against just Rs 79,000 crore it had received. when Congress was in power in New Delhi.
Shah also referred to the cancellation of the provisions of article 370, a move he said fully integrated Kashmir with India, and the beginning of the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya to praise the work of the Modi government.
The BJP had first come to power in the state in 2016, ending the uninterrupted 15-year reign of Congress.
(With contributions from the agency)

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