Shah reiterates BJP’s commitment to seal India-Bangladesh border

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Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday reiterated the BJP’s commitment towards sealing the porous India-Bangladesh border while asserting terming protection of identity and culture of the indigenous people will also be the priority of of his party.

“The BJP is committed to seal the India-Bangladesh border. We are going to seal the border as soon as possible. The execution of the land swap deal between the two countries has already eased the process,” he said at a press conference here.

On deportation of the illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators living in Assam, he said: “Our priority is to seal the border so that we can stop the infiltration.”

“The NDA government at the centre along with the state government will also take up steps for detection of these Bangladeshis,” he said adding that after this, the matter would be taken up with the Bangladesh government.

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Shah accused the Congress government in Assam with not being bothered about the issue of infiltration as the infiltrators are its “vote banks”. “Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had once said that there is not a single Bangladeshi in Assam. The statement of the chief minister of a state indicates the government’s attitude towards the issue,” he said.

He also said that the government will probe into the alleged Saradha ponzi scam and that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) might also be engaged for this purpose.

The BJP president also said that if his party wins in Assam, there will be probe into the allegations of corruption during the 15 years of Congress rule in the state.

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