Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the people of the northeast, particularly of Assam to maintain peace and assured them that their interests will be protected at all costs.
“From the place of Baba Bholenath, I assure that there will be no impact on culture, tradition, language of northeast people including Assam. Their interests will be safeguarded. I assure them to have faith in Modi govt which is committed to the development of the northeast. In the last five years, I visited northeast more than all the previous Prime Ministers,” said Modi in a rally at Dhanbad on Thursday.
He said, “Confusion is being created over CAB by the Congress and its allies. I appeal to the people of the northeast not to get influenced by these people. Clause 6 of Assam will be safeguarded. We feel proud of the culture of Assam.”
He came down heavily on the Congress for taking a U-turn on the CAB.
“The Congress has lost faith in tribal, Dalits and other sections of the people. They are now depending on the votes of only one community and lying on the CAB. There will be no impact on the citizens of the country”.
“Congress leaders had promised citizenship to displaced people of Pakistan and Bangladesh. India was divided in 1947 and 1971 Bangladesh was created. The maximum affected were minority people living in those countries. The minorities in Pakistan, Afganistan, and Bangladesh were Hindu, Sikhs, Parsis, Jain, Christians who were living there for generations. The division was imposed on them. Inhuman behavior was meted out on minorities and women were subjected to different forms of exploitation. The temples, Churches, Gurudawars were vandalized. They (displaced minorities) were living in different parts of the country for decades. They were made hollow promises by the Congress. It was the BJP which fulfilled the promise,” said Modi.
He said: “In the last six months we have fulfilled our promises made in our manifesto. People had started losing faith in the poll manifesto because parties including Congress used to forget the promises made to the people. It is the BJP which fulfilled the promises.”
“We scrapped Article 370 and implemented Indian laws and Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir. We facilitated the solution of the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute which was pending for decades. We framed laws for Triple Talaq, which helps not only Muslim women but also the men. If a woman was a victim of triple talaq, her brother and father used to be affected.”
He appealed to people to vote for the BJP in Jharkhand assembly elections.