IMPHAL, Aug 24 � Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari at the end of his two day visit to Manipur here on Friday accused the ruling Congress Government of creating the on-going unrest in the North East.
�For the last so many years, the whole North East is problematic and hence survival of the people (in the region) becomes difficult because of foreign nationals,� said the BJP chief Nitin Gadkari while briefing reporters at the BJP State unit office here. ��the Congress party is responsible for the situation�, he alleged.
�They (Congress) are welcoming people from international origin. They are giving voting rights and all types of facilities to the foreigners,� added Gadkari. He was accompanied by BJP MP from Assam Bijoya Chakraborty, National Secretary Tapir Gao from Arunachal Pradesh and Secretary NE in charge P Chandrasekhar Rao.
�The only condition is that they have to vote for Congress party. This vote bank politics has created a lot of problems in North East�, he added.
Gadkari was here to attend a reception function at the new Manipur Film Development Corporation auditorium under the aegis of the BJP State unit in honour of the leaders and workers of different political parties who joined the party including former Union Sports Minister Th Chaoba.
The visiting BJP leader also alleged that the ongoing problem in Assam is not an ethnic crisis but an illegal immigrants� crisis created by the Congress.
In the last 65 years, (since 1947) it is the failure of the governments to construct border fencing though it was a very important for border security, he felt.
Stating that his party has been voicing against such issues in both the houses of Parliament, he appealed to the public to support BJP to root out corruption besides taking up steps for social, economic transformation in the resource filled North East.
Informing that his party will protect all the students and people of NE region in the country, he appealed, �If people in NE have any problem, please contact the BJP offices.�
The BJP leader also presided over a meeting with office bearers of the State unit and discussed about strengthening the party besides meeting with candidates contesting in the September Zila Parishad and Gram Panchayat elections with the support of BJP prior to his departure today noon.