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Cong is root cause of Assam problem, says BJP president

The BJP may have seen the Assam clashes as a struggle between Indians and "outsiders", but party president Nitin Gadkari saw a deeper root cause in the ongoing conflict on Monday — the Congress.

delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2012 23:41 IST
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The BJP may have seen the Assam clashes as a struggle between Indians and "outsiders", but party president Nitin Gadkari saw a deeper root cause in the ongoing conflict on Monday — the Congress.


"If we don't wake up, the country will be on the verge of another Partition. Congress is at the root of the problem," Gadkari told Delhi BJP workers at a conference on the Assam conflict here. "Congress is a problem and the problem is Congress alone. Till it is thrown out of power, India's future is not safe."

He claimed that the Congress had promoted rampant illegal immigration to swell its vote banks, and had thus created a social problem in Assam.

He said there was a need to detect, delete (from electoral roles) and deport illegal immigrants: "Is there any other

country that acts like a Dharmshala where anyone can illegally enter?"

Gadkari suggested that the construction of a wall along the Indo-Bangladesh border to seal the porous border.

"I saw a wall in Israel and was told that none can infiltrate because they constructed a wall and electrified it," Gadkari said.

"We have a 1,000-1,500 kilometre border there. If a compound wall is made — I have estimated it will mean an expense of Rs. 750-800 crore — the problem can be solved."

Even as the BJP continues its attacks on the Centre over Assam, the party will focus on the CAG report on coal block allocation in Parliament, which may see disruptions.

However, parallel to this, Sangh Parivar organisations are expected to keep up the pitch on Assam violence as also threats to north eastern students outside.