Kokrajhar, April 6: The BJP today promised to drive out Bangladeshi infiltrators from Assam.
Addressing an election rally at Udalguri town in support of its candidate Sarat Basumatary from the constituency, former BJP president Rajnath Singh said, “The BJP is committed to drive out the Bangladeshi infiltrators from the country, including Assam. The plague of infiltration has crippled the demographic position of the indigenous people of the country and it is only the BJP that has strong will to drive them out. Otherwise, the aboriginal communities of this land would have to suffer a lot in the near future.”
The veteran BJP leader also hammered the Congress saying it would not be easy to focus on all cases of corruption against the Congress in two days.
“If the BJP comes to power, the government will first begin investigation into all cases of corruption, scams and black money involving the Congress and put all the culprits behind bars,” he said.
Singh said the Hindus living in Pakistan turned into minority without basic facilities. In India, however, the picture was quite different. Hindus as well as Muslims have been living harmoniously as citizens of a secular country.
Appealing to people to vote for the BJP, Singh promised that the party would do a lot.
Mission Ranjan Das, leader of the BJP legislative group, also addressed the rally.
He, too, highlighted the level of corruption in the Congress government and appealed to the people to think with a cool head to exercise conscience for better governance. Sarat Basumatary also spoke at the meet.
Although Singh made tall promises to solve the influx issue, many people in the area are hardly convinced.
“We have heard what he said on illegal Bangladeshis but the party needs to deliver before we believe them. Promises like these are easy to make prior to elections, but they rarely materialise later. It is hard to believe political parties, be it the BJP, Congress or others,” said Rupswrang Daimary, a local resident in Udalguri. Echoing Daimary, a student said, “The BJP was also in power at the Centre but they have done little to address the problem. I don’t know why they (political parties) remember the issues only during elections.”