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BJP releases 'chargesheet' against Assam Govt

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, Feb 27: BJP national general secretary Pramod Mahajan today intensified campaign against the Congress government in Assam by releasing a 'chargesheet' against it ahead of the assembly polls.

The 'chargesheet' listed 10 major charges, including promoting and protecting Bangladeshi infiltrators, ISI and anti-national activities, failure in maintaining law and order, rising insurgency, 'corruption' at all levels of administration and 'failure' to create employment opportunities in the state.

Criticising the Congress for ''appeasing minorities'', the BJP general secretary said the party was trying to reintroduce the protective measures after scrapping of the IMDT Act through the amendment of the Foreigners Act.

He said the BJP had already started raising protest against the Congress move and would consult legal luminaries to seek legal remedy to the move.

''The Congress in West Bengal is complaining to the Election Commission that the state's voter list included names of Bangladeshi nationals. But the same party is trying to provide protection to foreign nationals in Assam,'' Mr Mahajan pointed out.

He said the BJP would take the battle to the peoples' court during the election campaign and would fight 'tooth and nail' to stop amendment to the provisions of the Act.

The BJP, which has already held three rallies during the past few months in Assam, would hold one more on March 26 during its national executive meeting here, the general secretary informed.

Mr Mahajan said the rally would be addressed by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha L K Advani and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Jaswant Singh and a number of other national leaders, while all the BJP chief ministers and deputy chief ministers would also take part in it.

The national executive meeting to be held from March 25 to 27 would also discuss the problems of the state and the region, he said.


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