During his speech at the first public event in Assam following the BJP’s victory in the state’s assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated that the party’s base in the North Eastern region is being strengthened. According to Shah, the formation of the BJP government in Assam for the second time signifies that the state has definitively rejected terrorism and riots and is moving forward toward development.
In Guwahati today, Amit Shah officially launched and laid the foundation stone for a number of Assam development projects, according to the official website.
Shah said the following while speaking at the public event: “The BJP is consolidating its position in the North East. Everyone recognises and respects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership abilities.” Shah praised the efforts of both the former and current Chief Ministers of Assam, saying, “The way the government has been run by the former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and current Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the last five years has resulted in the people of Assam preferring the path of development over other options.
Himanta Biswa Sarma has been appointed as the new chief minister because he preferred the path of development. I congratulate the Assam Ministers and Chief Minister Sarma on bringing the BJP’s second consecutive victory in the state.
“Amit Shah, speaking directly to the opposition, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet and stressed the importance of the north-eastern region in the Centre’s foreign policy. “Since independence, there has never been a time when five ministers from the North East have been appointed to the Cabinet. This was the first time this had been done in PM Modi’s Cabinet. This demonstrates where the North East ranks in the BJP’s and Prime Minister Modi’s priorities. We want to see the North East make a greater contribution to development “Amit Shah, the Minister of the Interior, said
In addition, Shah stated, “PM Modi has officially opened a new development road in the North Eastern region. In just seven years, he has made 35 trips to the region! No other prime minister has made as many trips to the region as Barack Obama.” Shah expressed his admiration for Assam’s heritage and culture, saying, “The Assamese language, its heritage, and its culture are all important to the BJP, and they want to protect and preserve them. “The BJP believes that India’s languages, dialects, cuisines, and other cultural characteristics are its jewels, and that we must protect them.” The Bodoland Agreement was completed under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.
The agreement’s conditions have already been met in 90 percent of the cases “Shah expressed himself.
According to Shah, “we have already provided land in nine of the fourteen areas requested under the Bru-Reang Agreement, and by 2022, 35,000 Bru families will have access to land to live on as well as food grains, pensions, and recognition as Indian citizens.”
Earlier this year, in January 2020, Amit Shah presided over the signing of a historic agreement between the Government of India, the Government of Assam, and representatives of the Bodo people in New Delhi to put an end to the over 50-year-old Bodo crisis, which marked a watershed moment in Indian history.
Furthermore, a long-term solution has been discovered for the problem that has claimed the lives of over 4,000 people in the region. With the signing of the Bodoland agreement, over 1,500 armed cadres pledged their allegiance to the mainstream and abandoned violence. The Union Government has allocated a Special Development Package of Rs 1500 crores over three years to be used for the implementation of specific projects for the development of Bodo areas.
The agreement, which was signed on January 16, 2020, to bring an end to the humanitarian crisis in Meghalaya and Tripura, as well as the recent surrender of 644 armed cadres in Assam, and the surrender of 88 armed NLFT cadres in Tripura to bring them into the mainstream, are examples of the fruition of Shah’s vision, according to his statement last year.
(With agency inputs)