GUWAHATI, Jan 8 � At a time when the issue of foreigners has been rocking the State politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today stated that the Hindus who have migrated due to persecution in Bangladesh to different parts of the country, including Assam, should not be treated as outsiders.
Briefing mediapersons about the issues raised in the national executive meeting of the party held here in Guwahati on the first day, its national spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that these migrant Hindus should be considered as displaced people and the government must take up adequate rehabilitation measures for these Hindus.
It may be mentioned here that several issues related to the North East came up in the meeting, including infiltration, corruption and insurgency. Rudy said that during the Congress regime, extortion has become an industry, extremism and underdevelopment has become the order of the day and corruption has become deep rooted.
Referring to the issue of insurgency, Rudy said that before elections, the Congress initiates the peace process with the extremist outfits for its own gain. He said that his party wants the process of peace with the ULFA should be transparent and sustainable. "The BJP wants that parleys with ULFA should be held within the ambit of the Constitution of the country," said Rudy.
On the other hand, Rudy while criticizing the Congress for its policy of appeasement, said that large scale migration of Bangladeshis has changed the demographic pattern in the State. "The BJP is committed to end this influx if it gets the mandate in the coming Assembly elections in Assam," said Rudy adding that it will also launch a crusade against corruption. Senior party leader LK Advani released a booklet highlighting the corruption and scams in the North East.