BJP releases manifesto in Assam

  • Digambar Patowary, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
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  • Updated: Mar 21, 2011 23:00 IST

The BJP has promised to make Assam free of Bangladeshi infiltrators if voted to power.

In its election manifesto, the party promised to complete the fencing on the Indo-Bangla border within a year, press the Centre for increasing the strength of the BSF personnel on the border by four times and form a special cell to monitor the detection, detention and deportation of illegal immigrants.

Releasing the manifesto of the party on Monday in Guwahati, former BJP national president Rajnath Singh said, "The points included in the manifesto are our promises to the people of Assam. We are committed to implement all these points."

The party also promised to update the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), vital for detecting illegal migrants. For good governance and ending corruption, the party will introduce a bill in the assembly and the state Lokpal will be created.

On the demand for scheduled tribe status for the Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Ahom, Matak, Chutia and tea tribe (adivasi) communities of the state, the BJP said the party’s goal was to solve the problems of all these six backward communities.

It also promised more development works in autonomous councils constituted under sixth schedule of Constitution. Assam has three autonomous councils – the Bodoland Territorial Council, Karbi Anglong Hills Autonomous Council and North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.

 

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