Will ink land swapping deal with Bangladesh to stop infiltration: Modi in Assam

Assuring people that there will be no compromise on Assam's security, Modi said he is aware of the sentiment of the people of the state regarding the land swapping agreement.

hidden November 30, 2014 18:37:00 IST
Will ink land swapping deal with Bangladesh to stop infiltration: Modi in Assam

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said all roads used for infiltration from Bangladesh to Assam will be plugged and the Centre will go ahead with the land swapping deal with the neighbouring country for a permanent solution to the long-pending problem.

"I will make such arrangements after which all roads will be closed for Bangladeshis coming and destroying Assam daily. Believe my word that land swapping deal will be done for a permanent solution to this problem of Assam," Modi told a party workers' rally here.

He said "with full responsibility" that handing over of land (to Bangladesh) will be done only for security of people of Assam and the border and not for "any harm to Assam in future."

Will ink land swapping deal with Bangladesh to stop infiltration Modi in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

Assuring people that there will be no compromise on Assam's security, Modi said he is aware of the sentiment of the people of the state regarding the land swapping agreement.

"I know Assam's problems... I assure you, we will move ahead (with the agreement) considering the country's and Assam's welfare. Assam will gain in long term even if it looks like losing in short term," he said, adding the law will take its own course to punish all those creating problems in Assam.

Referring to the ambitious Jan Dhan Yojna, the Prime Minister said, "BJP is working to bring the poor to the mainstream. The poor had never entered the banks (before). We have opened bank doors for them.

"After coming to power, we have made the PSU banks work very hard now. Every week, one crore bank accounts are being opened. Earlier, one crore accounts were opened not even in one month, but in one year."

The Prime Minister said BJP has for the first time fought elections on the single issue of development and forced other parties to consider this prominently.

"BJP government has only one motto and it is development. No party had the courage to fight elections on development issue. In Maharashtra, Haryana and now in Jharkhand, all parties are talking about development," he said.

Modi said people have seen almost all parties, including those run by families, in government and are now seeing the BJP rule at the Centre.

"BJP doesn't do politics on the basis of casteism, communalism or regionalism. We don't accept that path. BJP always did politics of nationalism. We believe in development with all and for all," he said.

Modi also said his government has given priority to development and job generation in northeast so that the eight states in the region can progress at rapid pace.

PTI

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