Guwahati: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi Saturday launched a scornful attack on the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing them of raking up the illegal Bangladeshi migrants’ concern for political advantage and of having pushed the dilemma under the carpet when the two parties were in power.
The issue of penetration from Bangladesh is blown out of proportion by the opponent Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said that the issue is raked up by these parties for taking political mileage.
He launched official campaign at Khanapara area of Assam for the approaching panchayat (village council) polls in the state slates for early next year.
At the rally, which was a show of strength of the Congress before the panchayat polls, Gogoi appealed to the people to reinforce the Congress by voting it to power at the panchayat level.
Gogoi said that “It is the Congress party which is committed to overall development in Assam. The work of our government in the last 11 years is a proof of that, and we have not only fulfilled the promises made in our election manifestos but beyond them.”
“The opposition parties wake up ahead of elections to blow the issue of infiltration from Bangladesh. I want to ask them what their parties had done to detect and deport Bangladeshi infiltrators living in the state,” he added.
Gogoi also said that “The AGP, who ruled the state for ten years, was only sleeping even after signing of Assam Accord in 1985. It is our government which has been implementing the Assam Accord by taking up the issue of updating the National Register of Citizens and taking steps to seal the border with Bangladesh.”