GUWAHATI, Nov 16 – With a young leader at the helm of its affairs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh on Friday sounded the bugle against infiltration and demanded of the Government to push for a bilateral treaty with Bangladesh on taking back the illegal migrants from Assam.
Addressing media persons here, BJP’s new State president Sarbananda Sonowal said that lack of patriotism and political will power has delayed the implementation of all the clauses of the Assam Accord including expulsion of the illegal migrants. Sonowal pointed out that presence of the illegal Bangladeshis has threatened the existence of all the indigenous communities including the indigenous Muslims.
“The BJP will never compromise on the foreigners issue. All illegal migrants will have to leave Assam. We have decided to unite the indigenous people of all caste, community and faith on the illegal migrant issue and put pressure on the Government,” said Sonowal warning that if the Government fails to act on the illegal migrant issue there will be strong protest.
Asserting that the BJP was committed to address the problems of the people, Sonowal said that the party’s agenda in the coming days would be to go to all section of the society right to the grass root and create awareness on the issues of the State.
On the other hand, appealing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to garner the will and courage to solve the foreigners issue, Sonowal said that the Government must take the necessary steps to update the NRC at the earliest and seal the Indo Bangla border.
“The Indo Bangla border must be sealed and security should be tightened to ensure that no Bangladeshi can infiltrate into Assam,” said Sonowal urging Gogoi to stay away from politics bereft of ethics and to resolve the burning issues of the State.
Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday formally took his charge as president of the BJP, Assam Pradesh. At a solemn function held at the BJP State office here, Sonowal took his responsibility as the BJP State leader. The function was attended by many senior leaders of the party including Bijoya Chakravorty and others.