People of Assam will be homeless in next 10 yrs: Varun

Guwahati, Sept 30 : Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi has said that people of Assam would be rendered homeless within a short period, if large-scale Bangladeshi infiltration is not controlled in the state.

During a mass meeting held at Nagaon in Assam on Wednesday, Varun said, “Infiltration is a national problem and it is a serious issue and threat to national security. In next ten years, the local people of Assam would have to leave their homes because of the large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh in the state.”

“It is duty for the state government to protect the locals,” Varun added.

Keeping an eye on the upcoming assembly election in Assam, the saffron party organized a mass gathering at Nehrubali in Nagaon District.

Apart from Varun, BJP National President Nitin Gadkari and National Secretary Bijoy Goel took part in the mass gathering.

Over 30 thousand party workers and supporters from Morigaon, Sonitpur, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong districts took part the mass rally.

Varun further said, “BJP would not take part in election just for playing a game. We will win.”

Mocking the symbols of rival parties, the BJP’s youth leader said that the people of Assam should 'drown' the Congress party 'hand' (symbol) in the Brahmaputra river and send Asom Gana Parishad's (AGP) 'elephant' (symbol) to Kaziranga National Park. He appealed to the people of Assam to 'accept' the 'lotus', which is a symbol of development for those who live below poverty line.

During the rally, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said his party will bring its own vision document for North-east 2025 as he has understood the fast need for development in the region.

The BJP national president further said, “People of Assam want to get rid of the Congress Government because of its failure to develop the State, provide employment to the youths. Besides, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who is probing the corruption cases of the Assam government, has become Congress bureau of investigation.”

The Nagaon rally is a part of state BJP’s election strategy to organize mass gathering in five districts of Assam.