SILCHAR, April 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated the commitment of the Bharatiya Janata Party to get the controvertial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in parliament keeping the rights of the Assamese people secured.
Addressing a massive gathering of over 3 lakh people at Ramnagar in Silchar, Prime Minister said, "We are committed to bring the Citizenship(Amendment) Bill, 2016. But the step will be taken amassing the opions of the people of the state and rights of the Assamese shall be secured."
Campaigning for the candidates for Silchar and Karimganj parliamentary seats for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18, Modi said those coming to India being harassessed by the fundamentalists in Pakistan and Bangladesh shall be given settlement in India which would be a correction of the misdeeds of the Congress government since the division of the country in 1947. "It was the Congress which split the country for satisfying its own ambitions. The party never thought about the minorities living there and also subsequently in Bangladesh. It is the sins of the Congress which has made the quantum of people stateless in their own nation," he said.
Wooing the voters, Modi said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be about who becomes the Prime Minister but setting the directions on which India shall forge ahead," Modi maintained.