Indo-Bangladesh border will be fenced by December: Gowda

  • PTI, Kohima
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2016 19:39 IST
Infiltration from Bangladesh will be stopped within a very short period, Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday. (PTI File Photo)

Union minister for law and justice DV Sadananda Gowda said on Friday the fencing of the India-Bangladesh border would be completed by this year end and not a single individual be allowed to illegally cross either side.

“A major initiative has been taken since the last six and a half decades in fencing the border, even to the extent of constitutional amendment being made on both sides,” Gowda said while interacting with journalists in Delhi.

The Union minister is in Kohima since Thursday in connection with the second anniversary celebration of the BJP-led NDA government.

“Bangladesh infiltration will be stopped within a very short period,” he said.

Maintaining that safety and security of the country has been the prime concern of the government, Gowda said Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the vision that the boundaries across the country, be it with China, Pakistan or Bangladesh should be properly fenced.

Reaffirming that the two major initiatives of the BJP-led NDA government under Modi is “good governance” and “development”, he said in the last two years there has been no charge of corruption, scam or scandal against the ministers.

Gowday claimed that the NDA had revived 85 major stalled projects, while the government is in the process of providing electricity to 18,000 villages throughout the country. So far nearly 7,000 villages have been covered, he said.

Maintaining that cooperative federalism was one of the important areas of good governance, Gowda said the Centre had adopted the policy of devolution of funds of up to 42% to the state government so that the states could plan for themselves and take forward developmental activity.

Gowda said the development of the northeast has been the prime focus of the Prime Minister for which a separate ministry has also been formed.

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