Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said only the BJP government can solve the flood problem of Assam.
Home minister Shah said this while addressing the Vijay Sankalp Samaroh of the party at Nalbari.
Shah urged the people of the state to vote the BJP to power in the ensuing Assam Assembly elections 2021 so that it can work for resolving the flood problem in the state.
“Only the BJP can solve the biggest problem of Assam – flood,” he said, adding, “We have freed Assam from bullets and agitations. Give us five more years and this BJP government will make Assam free from the flood problem too.”
He also slammed the agitators of Assam saying that they are doing nothing but are coming out to help Congress throw out the BJP from power.
“These people (agitators) do not want the development of Assam,” Shah said.
Coming down heavily on the Congress, Shah said Congress alleges the BJP to be communal, “but it has allied with Muslim League in Kerala and Badruddin Ajmal in Assam”.
“Assam is not safe in hands of Congress and Badruddin Ajmal,” Shah said.
He asserted that Congress and Badruddin Ajmal will open all gates to welcome infiltrators into Assam.
“Only BJP can safeguard Assam from infiltrators,” said Shah.
He claimed the Congress during its regime tried only to create division between different communities in Assam.
He said, “Assam has lost 10,000 Assamese youths during the rule of Congress.”
Shah remembered freedom fighter and one of the great martyrs from Assam, Mukunda Kakati and also paid tribute to Srimanta Sankardeva and Mahapurush Madhabdeva.
He said, “The Assam government under the leadership of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is working on projects worth Rs 155 crore to keep their memories alive forever.”
“The Assam government has provided Rs 2.5 lakh each to 8,000 Namghars in the state,” he said.
During his speech, he mentioned that it was only the Narendra Modi-led NDA government that abolished Article 370 of the Constitution and merged Kashmir with India on August 5, 2019.
He said the BJP-led government in Assam freed Kaziranga National Park from infiltrators.
He said during the BJP regime in Assam, more than 800 cadres of different militant groups have shunned the path of violence and joined the mainstream.
He said, “The BJP government continues to deposit Rs 5,000 to 7.20 lakh bank accounts of the Adivasi people in the tea garden areas in Assam. Besides step has been taken to provide Rs 12,000 to the temporary tea garden labourers during pregnancy.”
The Union home minister said efforts are on to increase the wages of the tea garden labourers.
Shah said during the time of the Congress government under the leadership of Manmohan Singh, the Finance Commission had provided only Rs 79,000 crore to Assam, But the amount was increased by Niti Aayog to 1,55,292 crore under the BJP regime.
He also lauded the Assam government for its fight against the Covid19 pandemic.
Earlier on the day, Amit Shah addressed the first-anniversary celebration of the BTR Accord in Kokrajhar where he inaugurated several projects in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
Meanwhile, on the day of Amit Shah’s Assam visit, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) staged a statewide protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and observed ‘black day’.