GUWAHATI, April 19 - BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today charged the Congress with opening the doors for large scale infiltration into Assam and also backing out when it came to implementing the NRC.
�Who allowed infiltrators into India in a big way? And when the NRC was to be prepared who backed out? It was Tarun Gogoi in 2010. Protests were engineered to block the NRC�s pilot project and showing that as an excuse, the Congress government ran away from implementing the NRC,� Madhav said at a press conference here.
The BJP leader said under the guidance of the Supreme Court, the Sarbananda Sonowal government has taken up the NRC update work as the BJP has �the interest of the people of Assam at heart�.
�The Congress, which has all along been a friend of infiltrators, is now teaching us how to deal with infiltrators,� he said, also alleging that a Congress MP from Assam had said in the Parliament that those who had voted in the last elections should be treated as Indian citizens.
Ram Madhav also charged the Congress with having an �open understanding� with a party which is �fully identified with infiltrators�.
The BJP leader said, based on ground reports, the party is confident of winning all the 10 seats it is contesting in Assam. �The people have reposed faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They have seen his performance. We have gone to people with our five-year report card,� he said, alleging that �leaders who were rejected for bad governance in other States were now coming to campaign for Congress in Assam�.
�The Opposition is only indulging in mere rhetoric. Those making allegations should have credibility,� he added.