Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured that rights of people of Assam will remain protected at all cost, while speaking about Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at a public rally in Amingaon.
“Stop playing with emotions of the people of Assam for political gain and vote bank. I will fight against them. Assam will have to be saved. Since partition, the minority communities were betrayed. It is the responsibility of India to give them shelter. I assure the people of the North East that your state will not be harmed through Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.”
Speaking on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Assam Accord, the Prime Minister said: “We have done chitmahal agreement and are working towards completely sealing India-Bangladesh border. The NRC which was not being implemented earlier, now our government is working under the supervision of the Supreme Court to implement it. We want to free the country from the infiltrators. It reflects in our stringent actions against them.”
“BJP and NDA government are committed to protecting the rights and traditions of Assam and the North-East. It is our attempt to implement clause 6 of Assam Accord as soon as possible and we have already formed a committee for the same. I am here to ensure that your 36-year-old demand for implementing the Assam Accord sees the light of the day,” said PM Modi.
Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord looks at giving constitutional safeguards to indigenous Assamese people against alleged illegal migrants from Bangladesh.
He also recalled the contribution of Bharat Ratna Bhupen Hazarika and attacked the Opposition for the delay in giving him Bharat Ratna.