GUWAHATI, Oct 5 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today ridiculed the statement made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on checking illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam as a trick to hoodwink the gullible people of the State.
In a statement here, APCC vice president Ripun Bora said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a �U-turn� on the issue of deportation of the illegal Bangla migrants and has even gone against the Assam Accord. Modi has also offered to relax the visa norms for those Bangla migrants who are below 13 years and above 60 years of age and to grant citizenship right to those Bangla migrants who have entered Assam even in 2014, said Bora.
He also mocked at the announcement made by the BJP that it would provincialise the remaining schools and appoint all the TET-passed teachers. The BJP has closed all appointments for a year, and has abolished several thousands of government posts after coming to power in New Delhi. Now it is making such tall claims only to hoodwink the common people of the State for votes.
He said Prime Minister Modi has smeared the image of India in the world assembly with his Hindu fundamentalist obsession. The BJP under his stewardship has thrown serious challenges to the ideals preached by the great saints like Srimanta Sankardev and Ajan Fakir, and hence its assertions that it would build �a new Assam� with the ideals of Din Dayal Upadhyaya, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Narendra Modi are nothing but shams.
He also pointed to the fact that the BJP-led government at the Centre has withdrawn the Special State status of Assam, deprived it of the benefit of the Central assistance at the 90:10 ratio, suspended the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) and has thus harmed the process of Assam�s industrial development. Against this backdrop, the BJP�s assertion that it would build Assam in line with Gujarat also rings hollow.
Moreover, Gujarat has also witnessed closure of its over 48,000 small industries and bad law and order situation has compelled the Gujarat Government to postpone the elections to the municipal bodies, said the APCC vice president.
Besides, the BJP has taken a U-turn on around 180 issues after being elected to power in New Delhi, he said.