BJP’s Vision Document for Assam targets illegal migrants

Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Blaming Congress-led Assam government for infiltration from Bangladesh, the BJP on Friday assured people it would end the problem of infiltration and detect and deport illegal migrants as well as seal the India-Bangladesh border.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave the assurance here after releasing the party’s Vision Document for 2016-25, saying: “Our main emphasis will be on infiltration.”

“The Congress has all along been encouraging illegal migration in Assam for their vote bank politics. However, if the BJP is voted to power in Assam, we are going to end the influx from the neighbouring country by sealing the International border between the two countries,” said Jaitley.

“In the last 15 years of the Congress government, it failed to fulfil the aspirations of the people. However, our priority will be infiltration, and we are going to seal the Indo-Bangladesh border within a stipulated time to solve the problem,” he said.

“The Congress has also been trying to destroy and change the demography of Assam by encouraging influx. Although the Congress has been in power for many years in Assam, yet the state government had taken no action to curb the problem,” he said.

Jaitley said The Vision Document 2016-25 is a roadmap prepared by the party for ensuring overall development of the state.

“There is series of dialogues organised by the party with people of Assam in different parts of the state. It has got a proper roadmap for each and every problem of the state, including transport, employment, regarding highways, rural roads, extension of railway, air connectivity, youth, tea tribes, job creation, agricultural skill development,” he said, adding “it includes everything that is required for an overall development.”

The BJP has assured the public in its Vision Document of enacting a law to deal firmly with industries, businesses, small and medium enterprises or any other agencies employing infiltrators.

BJP national president Amit Shah, meanwhile, addressed two public rallies at Sivsagar district in Upper Assam and assured the people the BJP would make Assam free of illegal Bangladesh migrants.

Blaming the Congress for the infiltration from Bangladesh, Shah said the people of Assam would have to unite and vote for the three-party alliance led by the BJP if they wished to make the state free of illegal migrants.

“You have voted for Congress for last 55 years. I appeal you to vote for the BJP and its alliance only once and I assure you that Sarbananda Sonowal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make Assam the number one state in the country,” he said.

Shah said the BJP has made this happen in states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattishgarh.

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