The BJP Government in Assam which has ‘failed’ to control infiltration from Bangladesh in the first five years of its regime in Assam, has now sought another 5 years to address the issue.

“…infiltration will become a thing of past if we win again,” Amit Shah said while addressing a BJP election rally in Margherita.

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It may be mentioned here that India has reported the maximum number of infiltrations from Bangladesh with border guarding agencies apprehending 1045 people from along the India-Bangladesh in the last two years.

This was informed by none other than his deputy, Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha on February 8.

Moreover, sealing the India-Bangladesh border to end the five-decade-long issue of illegal migration was one of the major promises made in the BJP’s Vision Document released before the 2016 Assembly elections in Assam.

The Vision Document had also promised to work closely with the Centre for “complete sealing of the border”.

Almost five years have elapsed since then but the promise has still remains on paper.

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Having failed to fulfil the promise of making Assam an “infiltrator-free” State, the Union Home Minister has sought for another 5 years for the BJP in the State to fulfil its promise.

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