Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said that his party would not allow a single foreigner to enter the state, amid raging nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Talking to media persons in Guwahati on December 2, Dass said, “In the air and sky of Assam rumours have been swirling that 1.3 crore Bangladeshis are going to come and establish bases in every nook and cranny in of every village in Assam. There are 54 lakh at the border, they said. Today is January 2 and 22 days have passed since the C(A)B was passed. There were rumours that lakhs of a foreigner would come to Assam and usurp the land and the tea gardens owned by the Assamese people”.
Stating that the people have been misled Dass said, “We are Assamese, and I reiterate, as long as 42 lakh BJP karyakartas are here, not a single foreigner can come to Assam”.
Das further demanded the leaders of the Congress party to apologize to the kin of the 855 martyrs of the Assam Agitation, adding that the Congress leaders do not have the right to talk about the rights of the indigenous people of Assam.
Notably, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on December 1 had said that he won’t allow any foreigner to settle in Assam.