Modi govt restored lasting peace in Assam: BJP president

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda, during his election rallies in Assam on March 30, said that the Narendra Modi government has established long lasting peace in Assam and embarked on a new era of growth and development.

Addressing three election rallies at Dhamapur in Nalbari district, Bilasipara and Rani in Kamrup district, Nadda claimed that during the Congress regime thousands of civilians and security personnel were killed but the Modi government along with chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal-led government have totally controlled terrorism and violence.

He said that after the Bodo accord last year, over 4,000 extremists of various outfits have surrendered to the government and deposited over 5,000 arms.

Slamming the political ideology of the Congress, JP Nadda said: “The party (Congress) is fighting against the Left parties in Kerala while is hand in glove with them in West Bengal with the sole motive of defeating the BJP. It has forged alliance with the religious based political parties.”

Nadda said that during the Congress-led UPA regime, Assam had received Rs 80,000 crore from the 13th Finance Commission while during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance, Assam got Rs 1.55 lakh crore from the 14th Finance Commission besides many mega projects started and completed in the state.

Modifying over a hundred years old British-era Forest Act, he said that the Modi government withdrew the tree tag from bamboo to boost the bamboo-based industry and empower lakhs of artisans across the Northeast region.

Explaining the BJP’s manifesto, Nadda said that to empower the women under Assam’s biggest flagship scheme “Orunodoi”, the monthly payments of Rs 830 would be increased to Rs 3,000 covering 30 lakh deserving families.

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