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Amit Shah On National Register Of Citizens Says ‘Won’t Let Assam Turn Into Another Kashmir’

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| February 17 , 2019 , 17:31 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah addressed a public rally in Assam's Lakhimpur on Sunday and said that the Narendra Modi led government at the center will not allow Assam to become another Kashmir and this is why we have brought NRC- (National Register of Citizens).

Saying that the NRC had been brought in to identify infiltrators, he said, the BJP will rid Assam of all such aliens by deporting them.

Bringing up the issue of the Assam Accord, the BJP chief slammed the opposition Congress and its former ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), saying that both the parties did nothing to implement the accord despite ruling most of the period since signing of the pact in 1985.

On the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which the Centre failed to table in Rajya Sabha, the BJP president said misinformation was being spread as if it was only for Assam and other parts of the Northeast.

"CAB will be brought about by PM Modi once again and we are committed to taking it to the far reaches of Assam. We will root out ‘ghuspethis’ from Assam," Shah said.

He also paid tributes to CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama terror attack. “I pay my tributes to Assam’s son Maneswar Basumatary, along with the other CRPF personnel. Their sacrifice won’t go in vain as it’s not the Congress government which is at the Centre, it is the BJP which is at the Centre,” he said.

Shah said the gruesome attack was carried out by Pakistan-backed terrorists, who would not be spared at any cost.

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"This cowardly act was done by Pakistani terrorists. Their (jawans') sacrifices will not go in vain, because there is no Congress government at the Centre. It is BJP government and the Narendra Modi government will not compromise on any security issue," he added.

In the deadly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir, at least 40 CRPF soldiers lost their lives, the attack was carried by Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish-E-Mohammed (JeM) whose suicide bomber packed with more than 100 kgs of explosives rammed SUV in a CRPF convoy.