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PM campaigns assures tough stand on infiltrations

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Suwalkuchi, Apr 1 (UNI) Seeking a second term for the Congress in Asom, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, taking a tough stand on illegal infiltrations in the state, today assured that genuine citizens will not be harassed in the name of detection of foreigners.

Addressing a huge election rally here, Dr Singh said his government will act tough against the infiltrators but would not allow harassment of indigenous people in the process of detection of foreigners.

''We will take all positive steps to prevent illegal infiltration. We will work to make Asom a frontline state in the country,'' he said.

Dr Singh said border fencing along Indo-Bangla border was on and the preparation of the National Register of Citizens was going according to schedule.

He said the UPA government at the Centre would make every effort to stop illegal infiltration into the state.

Urging the people to vote back the Congress in the state, the Prime Minister said a Congress government both at the Centre and state would ensure better coordination.

He said, ''If the Congress again forms the government in Asom, it will be able to ensure faster development in the state as the party is also in power in the Centre.'' Seeking support for the party, the Prime Minister said, ''Vote the Congress back on the basis of what the party has achieved during the past five years and give it an opportunity to carry on with the developmental works it had started.'' More UNI SG/MT TJP YA BD1958

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