Addressing a series of election rallies in Assam today, the prime minister said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies wanted to form “a majority government” in the state.
“Some people are waiting to see a hung assembly in Assam. They want to remote control Assam from Delhi,” he said, in an obvious reference to the state’s ruling Congress party.
“So make sure that the BJP alliance gets an absolute majority.”
Modi also accused the Congress of exploiting what he called was the Bangladeshi vote bank to stick to power.
“The people of Assam have supported the Congress wholeheartedly for 15 years. But the party has failed to reach beyond its Bangladeshi vote bank and dynastic politics, ruining the state,” he thundered.
The prime minister said that fencing the winding India-Bangladesh border was his priority.
He said his government would take such steps that would not only stop infiltration from Bangladesh but ensure that all the illegal infiltrators living in Assam were sent back.
Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister said the country has suffered due to ‘backseat driving’ and ‘remote control’ and warned people of the northeastern state of Assam against an unstable government in the state.
Attacking former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement that his government believed in more work than mere talk, Modi said, “What he said was true and the scams of his period have started speaking now.”