Guwahati: Addressing ‘Vijay Sankalp Samaroh’ rally in poll-bound Assam’s Nalbari district on Sunday, Union home minister Amit Shah attacked the Congress party and its ally All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). Shah alleged that if the Congress-AIUDF combine come to power in Assam, they will open ‘all gates’ to the infiltrators. He also said that the Congress rule in the state gave only bloodshed, in which thousands of youths lost their lives.
“Can Congress-AIUDF keep Assam free from infiltrators? Congress has joined hands with AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal to destroy Assam by enforcing the British policy of divide and rule. They will allow infiltrators in Assam since it is their only vote bank. Only BJP government can free Assam from infiltrators,” he said.
He further stated that instead of going forward, Congress took Assam many years backwards when it was in power.
Shah also slammed the Congress for its constant criticism that BJP is a communal front and said, “Congress alleges us to be communal, but it has allied with Muslim League in Kerala and AIUDF in Assam. One thing is sure; Assam is not safe in the hands of Congress-AIUDF.”
The home minister listed out some of the developments in the state by BJP-led government and said that in the 13th Finance Commission, the state was given only Rs 79,000 crore.
“In the 14th Finance Commission, the BJP government gave Rs 1.55 lakh crore to the state. We opened bank accounts of about 7.20 lakh people in the tea garden area. BJP has done the work of giving Rs 5,000 to about 60.20 lakh people in 26 districts of Assam,” Shah stated.
The minister also asserted that BJP led government has made Assam free from bullets and agitations, and also urged the people to give five more years to make the state free from flood too.
He said, “In the coming days, only BJP can solve the biggest problem of Assam – floods. Give five years more to BJP and we will make Assam free from flood.”
Amit Shah is in Assam as part of a two-day visit to the region. Earlier in the day, he addressed a public rally to mark the first anniversary of signing the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) accord at Kokrajhar in Assam.
His visit has emerged as significant for the political arena of the state ahead of the forthcoming Assam Assembly polls.