Assam 2016

Assam Assembly polls: BJP promises crackdown on infiltration

Making the issue of illegal immigrants in Assam as a major poll plank, BJP today promised to ensure sealing of India-Bangladesh border in its ‘vision document’ unveiled here by Union Minister Arun Jaitley. The BJP accused Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of encouraging infiltration and destroying demography.

“The Congress tried to destroy and change the demography of the State by encouraging infiltration. It has been doing it for many decades and took no action,” mR. Jaitley said.

Assembly polls IN the State will kick off on April 4.

The ‘vision document’ promised to work closely with the Centre for “complete sealing of the India-Bangladesh border in the State” if the BJP is voted to power. It also assured the people that a law would be enacted to “deal sternly” with industries, businesses, small and medium enterprises or any other agencies employing infiltrators.

Referring to the Congress’ allegation of fund cut to the State by the NDA government, Mr. Jaitley said: “Assam will get 148 per cent more in 2016-2020, compared to 2011-2015, due to higher tax devaluation of 42 per cent, against 32 per cent earlier.”

Assam, he said, would get Rs. 1,43,239 crore as tax devaluation as recommended by the 14th Finance Commission, against Rs 57,854 crore during 13th Finance Commission.

“So stop misleading the people. A failed government is trying to find excuses for its failures,” he said.


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