China couldn't encroach even an inch of land under Modi govt: Amit Shah

The Asian Age.  | manoj anand

India, Politics

Shah asserted that the BJP-led government at the centre also stopped infiltration and secured the border with Bangladesh

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a road show ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Tinsukia district, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (PTI Photo)

Guwahati: Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday claimed that China couldn’t encroach even a single inch of land under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. He asserted that the BJP-led government at the centre also stopped infiltration and secured the border with Bangladesh.

Addressing an election rally at Lakhimpur, Shah said, “People of Assam will never forget how Jawaharlal Nehru said ‘bye-bye’ to Assam during the Chinese aggression. Under Modi’s government, China couldn’t encroach even one inch of our land...Assam and Arunachal Pradesh can never forget 1962.”

Launching an attack on the Congress, he said, “A few days ago, Rahul baba was saying we need to save the culture of Assam. I want to remind him what his grandmother did to Assam. Thousands of youths were misguided and killed, whereas, Narendra Modi signed more than ten peace accords and brought stability to Assam,” while adding that over 9,000 people have surrendered and joined the mainstream.”

Accusing the Congress of neglecting Assam’s legends and failing to honour their contributions, Shah said, “The BJP government honoured Bhupen Hazarika posthumously by awarding him with the Bharat Ratna.” He said where the Congress ignored development and justice for the north-eastern state, the BJP under Modi’s leadership made transformative changes.

He said while Assam received only Rs 1,62,000 crore in funds from the Congress-led Union government from 2004-2014, the NDA government led by Narendra Modi has allocated Rs 4,15,000 crore in funds in the last 10 years. “I am certain that in the upcoming years, Assam will become a developed state,” the home minister said.

Shah, who concluded his speech with the slogan of “Jai Shree Ram” said, “For years the Congress had left the Ram Mandir issue hanging. It was during Modi’s time that the judgment came, ‘bhoomi poojan’ happened and finally on January 22, the ‘pran pratishtha’ took place.”

Lakhimpur in Assam will vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 19. The northeastern state will also vote on April 26 and May 7, the second and third phases respectively. The counting of votes will take place on June 4.