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Congress encouraged infiltration for votes: Modi


Launching a scathing attack on the over the issue of infiltration in Assam, on Thursday said the opposition party encouraged infiltration from across the border for their

said this while addressing a public rally at Kendukona in Mangaldai area. Later, he addressed another rally at Silchar in Assam's Mangaldai and two constituencies of -- Silchar and Karimnganj -- will vote in the second phase of seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on April 18.

"The governments here have lingered the issue for long. They did it for their The party could have solved the problems of the country after 1971 war -- be it northeastern states or Kashmir, but they did not do that for vote bank politics," he said.

The encouraged infiltration so that they could take advantage of this, said the

"The BJP government at the Centre signed the land swap agreement with The move helped the ongoing project of sealing the India-border. The works are on to seal the India-border. We are also working hard to ensure that not a single name of illegal foreigners are included in the National Register of Citizens," said

He also referred to the recent surgical strike at Pakistan-administered and said that while the whole nation welcomed the move, the Congress went on to demand proof of the attack that avenged the death of soldiers who were martyred in the Pulwama attack.

The further said that the is also trying hard to implement VI of the Accord which will ensure constitutional safeguard to the identity and culture of the indigenous people of

"The issue of granting ST status to the six communities including Tai Ahom, Chutiya, Koch Rajbongshis, Moran, Motok and tea tribe communities are under active consideration. Our government has also brought a bill in this regard in the Rajya Sabha," he said, adding that the government will ensure that while granting the ST status to the six communities, the benefits enjoyed by the existing tribes are not affected.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:52 IST