Dispur: Addressing an election rally in the poll bound-Assam on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath promised the state to solve the issues of recurring floods, illegal migrants, and condition of tea garden workers while accusing the opposition Congress party of failing to solve them during its days in power in the northeastern state.
Asserting that the saffron party will also take several developmental measures, including a promise to solve Assam’s flood problem, as well as protection of indigenous rights, if comes to power in the state.
He claimed that his party will also undertake a scheme for giving a new identity to tea gardens and its workers in the state. “Five years back (during Congress rule) there was no discussion on development of Assam. And divisions were created among people on the basis of areas, for political gains. There were also problems of Bodoland, illegal migrants and insurgency.”
The BJP also released its manifesto “Sankalpa Patra” for the poll-bound state promising a “corrected National Register of Citizens (NRC)” if it came to power.
Unveiling the “Sankalpa Patra” in Guwahati, BJP national president, JP Nadda said, “We are committed to bringing a corrected NRC to secure and protect Assam…We will protect genuine Indian citizens and detect illegal infiltrators so that Assam can remain Assam’s.”
Assam is scheduled to undergo polls in three phases; March 27, April 1 and April 6. Results will be declared on May 2.