Ahead of two more election phases in Assam, i.e., April 18 and May 23 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies at Assam.
There while addressing in Silchar on Thursday, PM Modi said that the BJP was committed to amending the Citizenship Act and would do so by taking all into confidence.
Further while addressing, PM Modi accused that the opposition parties like Congress bring off ill-treating religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan to India due to religious persecution in their countries, while also promoting infiltration to increase their vote bank.
Then, he said,
“The Congress has a history of creating problems. India was divided on the basis of faith in 1947. However, it was not thought what would happen to minorities in Pakistan that was created in the name of Islam. What would happen to the brothers and sisters there, the Congress did not think.”
Also, one of the BJP’s Twitter handles quoted BJP Party President Amit Shah as stating a similar opinion on the National Register of Citizens (NRC), an initiative focused on weeding out illegal immigrants.
The tweet read,
“We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs: Shri @AmitShah #NaMoForNewIndia”
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 11, 2019
“A large number of people who went to temples and Gurdwaras in Pakistan and Bangladesh came to India. The Congress made them stateless in their own country. Created doubt on their identity. Daughters were harassed in the name of religion.”
He continued saying,
“Should the Congress not be punished for playing with the present and future of lakhs of people?”
Later he said the Citizenship Amendment Bill would be brought back in Parliament by BJP. He said,
“However, this work we will do after talking to everyone in society. We will amend the Citizenship Bill securing the identity of Assamese brothers and sisters. We will ensure no injustice is done.”
After Silchar rally, he left for Mangaldoi for addressing another rally at Kendukona in the Mangaldoi Lok Sabha constituency.
There PM Modi said,
“Congress family and their courtiers in Guwahati, in order to be in power, hatched a conspiracy to create infiltration to build their vote bank. The people of Assam and Northeast India had to fight to protect their identity and culture.”
Later while speaking about the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh which had made fencing the border easy, he said,
“After the 1971 war, the Congress could have solved all the problems of Assam and Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmir continued to burn and the situation in Assam became grim. To protect Assam’s interest, integrity, we have taken concrete steps.”
He also assured all that the government would ensure that no genuine Indian citizen was left out and no infiltrator’s name was there on the list on the National Register of Citizens which is being updated in routine.
He also assured that the government was taking strong steps for the implementation of the 6th Clause of the Assam Accord.
“We are working to give the scheduled tribe status to six communities. A Bill was brought in the Rajya Sabha for this by our government. But we will also ensure that the rights and privileges of the existing tribes are protected. This is my promise.”