We will not allow Assam to become another Kashmir, says Amit Shah

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 March 2019, 01:28 PM
BJP president Amit Shah. (BJP/Twitter)
BJP president Amit Shah. (BJP/Twitter)

Days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide attack in Kashmir's Pulwama, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said the sacrifices of the soldiers would not go in vain as the BJP government, unlike the erstwhile Congress dispensation, would not compromise on any security issue. He also slammed the opposition Congress and its former ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for implementing the Assam Accord despite ruling most of the period since signing of the pact in 1985. "We will not allow Assam to become another Kashmir. That is why we have brought NRC (National Register of Citizens). We will deport each and every infiltrator with the help of NRC. We are committed to that," he added.

Responding to Shah's statement, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah took a dig at the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir that ended last year. "Sub-text - we’ve made a complete mess of Kashmir in our 5 years in power. We will try not to make the same mess in Assam," he tweeted.
Addressing a rally in Assam's Lakhimpur, Shah said the gruesome attack was carried out by Pakistan-backed terrorists, who would not be spared at any cost.
"This cowardly act was done by Pakistani terrorists. Their (jawans') sacrifices will not go in vain, because there is no Congress government at the Centre. It is BJP government and the Narendra Modi government will not compromise on any security issue," he added.
On the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which the Centre failed to table in Rajya Sabha, Shah said misinformation were being spread as if it was only for Assam and other parts of the Northeast.
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"It was not only for Northeast, but for all refugees in entire country. The way demography is changing in Assam, without the Citizenship Bill, the people of the state will be in big danger," he added. 
First Published: Sunday, February 17, 2019 05:37 PM
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