Guwahati: Urging people to again repose faith on the `Sarbananda-Himanta’ Jodi to save the culture of Assam, Home Minister Amit Shah today said if voted back to power BJP will make Assam free from agitation, infiltration and flood.
Taking part in a town hall meeting of social media workers of BJP at Guwahati, Shah said,” This election is for saving the culture of Assam. Repose faith in Sarba-Himanta Jodi as it is an election of development versus agitation, infiltration and flood. We will tackle all this and make Assam free from agitation, infiltration and flood,” Shah said as he announced that religious praying place Namghars across Assam will be given a Rs 2.5 lakhs grant if BJP is voted back to power in the state.
Shah said during its five-year rule in Assam, BJP led government has put a strong vigil across the Indo-Bangladesh border and have put a brake on the infiltration which was continuing for last sixty years.
Blaming Congress for protecting illegal migrants for their vote bank, Shah said Congress all this while knew that infiltration will give them vote, so they never tried to stop it which blocked the development of Assam.
“If they come to power again infiltration will happen, they have also tied up for the same reason with Badruddin Ajmal. Do you think Congress can protect Assamese culture by depending on vote banks of infiltrator,” questioned Shah as he said that BJP government in Assam has uprooted infiltrators from UNSECO heritage site Kaziranaga National Parks, Sattras- the nerve centre of Assamese culture.
He appealed to the people of Assam to vote for BJP to stop the demographic changes taking place in the state.
Shah also said that BJP wants to make Assam agitation free which has hampered the growth prospects of youths and had put a brake on development for the last sixty years.
He claimed in last five year of its rule, BJP has made the state agitation free and have embarked the state on the path of development
Delving on another major issue floods, which is a perennial problem, Shah said his government has chalked out a plan to solve the flood problem of Assam through satellite imagery and ponds will be created at major flood-prone areas which could be used for irrigation and other purposes.
Listing out achievements, Shah said foundation for the development has been laid in the last five years and now it’s time for the speedy infrastructure expansion across the state.
Three-phased elections have been scheduled for 126 legislative constituencies in Assam on March 27, April 1 and April 6, as announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The incumbent government by the BJP and its allies won 86 seats in the last assembly elections in 2016.