New Delhi : AIUDF chief and perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal has said that Congress was responsible for illegal Bangladeshi immigration into Assam. “Congress is responsible for illegal immigration from Bangladesh. We also want sealing of borders. For last 11 years, we are saying that the border with Bangladesh should be sealed. All illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, who arrived after 1971, should be thrown out.” Said Ajmal while speaking to India TV.
Changing his tone after shocking defeat in recent assembly polls Ajmal pledged his support to identify and throughout illegal Bangladeshis ‘AIUDF shall extend its co-operation in identifying illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, though no citizen should be subjected to any atrocit’ he said.
“Take us into confidence. If any Bangladeshi arrives, he will hide into a Muslim’s house only. We’ll search every house and identify them but don’t commit atrocities over any citizen,” he said to India TV. Ajmal, however, is not in favour of fencing the borders with Bangladesh.
“We are against fencing. It involves bungling of Crores of Rupees. It’s of no use. It’s so easy to cross borders,” he added. He also questioned the passive role of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the matter of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
“AGP came to power twice in the state. What did the party do?” Ajmal asked. AIUDF which had won 18 seats in 2011 Assembly elections has won just 13 seats this time out of 71 seats contested by its members. Badruddin Ajmal too lost his constituency Salmara South, which has elected Congress’s Wazed Ali Choudhury by a margin of 16,723 votes.
Assam has elected its first BJP government under Sarbananda Sonowal. The BJP led three-party alliance has bagged a total of 86 seats of which 60 belong to BJP, 14 to AGP and 12 to Bodoland Peoples Front.
The Congress which held power in the state for last 15 years has been wiped clean this time.
It may be noted that many tribunals had been set up in past by the government to identify illegal Bangladeshis but finally less than 1000 people were identified who didn’t have proper documents while BJP claims that there are millions of illegal Bangladeshi settlers living illegally in Assam.
Courtesy: Muslim Mirror