Home minister Amit Shah who was in an election rally in Assam said on Friday that if the BJP is elected, it will enact legislation to combat the “menace of love and land jihad” in Assam.
Amit Shah stated that appropriate laws and policies will be enacted to strengthen Assamese culture and civilisation.
The manifesto also stated that it will implement a deradicalisation policy to identify and eliminate terrorist organizations and individuals.
“The Congress manifesto is merely a campaign tool, whereas the BJP manifesto is intended for implementation,” he asserted.
He also accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of referring to AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal as a symbol of Assam’s identity. “He (Gandhi) doesn’t understand Assam and its identity,” he claimed.
According to him, the identity of Assam is linked to Vaishnav saints Srimanta Sankardeva and Madhavdeva, brave Ahom general Lachit Barphukan who saved the state from Mughal invasion, and Bharat Ratnas Bhupen Hazarika and Gopinath Bordoloi.
“Regardless of Congress’ efforts, we will not allow Ajmal to become a symbol of Assam’s identity.” Can Congress and the AIUDF save the state from illegal infiltration. “Rahul baba should remember that it was their chief minister Tarun Gogoi who once dismissed the AIUDF chief, asking, “Who is Ajmal?” And now the Congress has joined forces with Ajmal to gather votes “He continued.
Shah referred to Gandhi as a “tourist,” claiming that the Congress leader was only in the state for 2-3 days during the elections and then vanished for the next five years.