GUWAHATI, May 29 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today urged the new government at the Centre to scrap the land swap deal with Bangladesh, which provides for handing over a portion of Assam�s land to the neighbouring country.
Talking to mediapersons here today, AGP working president Atul Bora said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who promised to deal with the problem of infiltration of foreigners in the election campaigns, should translate his words into reality and an agreement should be signed with Bangladesh, if necessary, to deport the foreigners living illegally in Assam.
Bora offered the best wishes of the AGP to the Prime Minister and the ministers from the North East region and hoped that they would fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people of the region. He said that the new government in Delhi should give special emphasis on the overall development of the region.
On the performance of the State government, Bora said that the Congress-led government turned out to be the most corrupt and inefficient government in the history of Assam. He said that the power struggle within the Congress virtually crippled the administration. There is virtually no administration in the State, while law and order deteriorated and killings of rhinos has become a major cause of concern, he added.