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    “Will Create Reservoirs to Solve Flood Problem in Assam”: Amit Shah in Majuli

    He reiterated that it was the BJP led government that has given Majuli a district status

    “Will Create Reservoirs to Solve Flood Problem in Assam”: Amit Shah in Majuli

    GUWAHATI: Union home minister Amit Shah said that if comes to power; the BJP government in the state will execute an ambitious project of building large water reservoirs and water channels to divert the floodwaters of Brahmaputra.

    While campaigning for the state’s chief minister Sarbnanda Sonowal and BJP’s candidate in the Majuli constituency, the home minister on Monday said that the next government will work to make Assam ‘flood-free’.

    Shah said, “In the last five years of Sonowal government, Assam has become militancy-free and corruption-free. Now our aim is to make Assam flood-free. We will create large water reservoirs and water channels to divert the floodwaters of Brahmaputra and use it for irrigation and to give relief to the people of the state from the flood.” Around 38 percent of Assam is affected by floods during the monsoon.

    Earlier during a meeting in the city, Shah had said that projects would be undertaken for which satellite survey is presently underway.

    Coming down heavily on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the party’s alliance with Badruddin Ajmal, Shah said, “Can Rahul Gandhi make Assam infiltrator free when Ajmal is sitting on his lap? Congress while in power in Assam had never paid any attention to make Assam encroacher’s free. All the Satra lands were encroached by infiltrators. Even the world-famous Kaziranga national park was encroached. In five years of BJP government, Sabananda Sonowal led government has not only made our Satras and Kaziranga encroachment free but also taken steps for their development.”

     He reiterated that it was the BJP led government that has given Majuli a district status and started work on building a bridge over the Brahmaputra connecting Majuli with Jorhat.

    “During last five years of BJP government that Majuli has gotten a Cultural University, 32 RCC bridges and land patta to 15000 locals. Also, Rs 1066 Crore was given to make Majuli erosion free,” the home minister informed.

    Besides Majuli, Shah also took part in poll rallies in Jonai and Udalguri on Monday.

    Polling for the Majuli constituency was slated on the first phase of the state polls on March 27. Sonowal has been representing the constituency since 2016.

    The state would go for two more phases of polls on April1 and April 6 respectively.

    Read more : Assam Polls: JP Nadda steps up attack against Congress

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