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Congress has joined AIUDF in ‘lust for power’, cannot assure Assam: Amit Shah | India News

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GUWAHATI: Congress cannot provide security for Assam after joining Badruddin Ajmal in his “lust for power,” Union Interior Minister Amit Shah said Thursday at an election rally in Batadrava, the birthplace of the Vaishnavita saint Srimanta Sankardeva, in the Nagoan district of Assam.
Shah avoided the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) again as he did during his last visit to the state in January. However, referring to the new political parties formed from the anti-CAA movement, he said that they were “helping Congress, which used bullets to suppress Assam’s agitation against foreigners.”
Shah stated that BJP and its ally AGP, whom it described as the symbol of Assam’s identity, will hold power with more than two-thirds of the assembly’s 126 seats. Ajmal Congress and AIUDF have joined their first collaboration since the birth of the Perfume Baron Party in 2005.
At his second rally in neighboring Karbi Anglong district, which Shah was visiting for the first time, the Union Minister welcomed more than 1,000 cadres from five militant groups, who laid down their arms two days ago, and assured them that the Promises made to rehabilitate them will be fulfilled within a year of the BJP returning to power in the next election.
On the peace accords signed in Assam and the rest of the northeast, Shah said that Karbi Anglong was a disturbed area during the congressional rule for decades and that there was bloodshed everywhere. “Development can only happen when there is peace. Assam is on the path of development, ”he said.
Shah has criticized congressional governments in the past, accusing him of doing nothing to rid the state of violence and infiltration. “Congress talks about providing security at a time when it has joined Ajmal. It is only out of lust for power that he has joined Ajmal. The party did nothing to free Assam from violence and infiltration despite having a prime minister who was elected from the state and now how can they protect Assam and stop infiltration when they are sitting with Ajmal? Shah asked.
Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do his best to make the region an engine of growth for the country and, more than anything, wants to rid the state of the devastating annual floods, which cause large-scale disruption and displacement every year.
Meanwhile, the head of the Assam Congress, Ripun Bora, criticized Amit Shah on Thursday for his claim that the BJP has ended years of conflict and violence in the state. “It was Congress that brought peace to Assam. Amit Shah’s anti-indigenous CAA pushed the state back into conflict, curfew and violence. Without peace, there can be no progress, ”he said.

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