Guwahati: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, said here on Wednesday that ruling Congress party has been giving shelter to illegal migrants in Assam for vote bank politics and the issue can only be solved with coordination of state and Centre governments.
Talking to reporters, Gadkari said that the NDA government is committed to solve the burning issue of influx in Assam and since it assumed power at the Centre has detected and sent a list of 60,000 illegal migrants staying in the state. But the Congress government has not taken any action on the issue.
Raking up the vexed issue of cross border infiltration, Gadkari said that since the management of border and fencing comes in the concurrent list, it is the responsibility of both the state and the Centre to tackle the foreigners issue.
Gadkari exuded confidence that BJP led alliance would come to power with absolute majority in Assam.
“The voter turnout in the first phase of polling has been very high and it proves that people need change. And BJP is the only alternative.”
Asserting that BJP led alliance would have better result than expected in Upper Assam, Gadkari pointed out the achievements of his government.
The BJP has stepped up its campaign for the second phase with national leaders making a beeline in the state to address rallies.
Counting on the achievements of the two-year-old NDA government, Gadkari said that his ministry has taken up various road contract projects in the north eastern states and promised that if voted to power BJP led alliance would accelerate the pace of development in Assam....