Home minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Congress and opposition parties in Assam alleging that the earlier governments under Congress did not do anything to bring back the youth of northeast from the path of insurgency.
Shah said, “Assam saw several agitations over the past few decades. Lots of Assamese youth died during these agitations. It disturbed Assam’s peace and halted the region’s development.”
The union home minister pointed out that it was the Modi government that restored normalcy in the region and the government is determined that development in the region will pave the way for people to change their mindset and join the mainstream. Shah also lauded the chief minister Sarabananda Sonowal and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for their role in bringing separatist voices into the mainstream.
During his address, Shah said the Modi government kept northeast region in focus during its 6 year rule. “In the last six years, PM Modi visited the northeastern states thirty times. The government is committed to develop the region. Every time he visited the region he brought gifts for the people of the region to spur growth and development.”
Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Assam and Manipur to take stock of the party’s preparedness ahead of the 2021 legislative assembly elections.