Central govt helped youth in the northeast to leave arms, and join mainstream: Amit Shah during his Assam visit

Guwahati Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi-led central government has helped the youth of the northeast to leave the arms and participate in the development of the region.

Amit Shah is in Assam to launch the BJP campaign for the upcoming Assam Assembly Elections. He slammed the Congress and other opposition parties in Assam and said that the previous governments under Congress did not do much to bring back the northeast youth from the path of insurgency.

He 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,” reported Hindustan Times.

Amit Shah said that few separatist groups in the upper east constrained the youth to wage war and the central government has guaranteed that these groups join the mainstream. He listed the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement, ending the blockade in Manipur, Bru-Reang refugee settlement, and the recently concluded Bodoland territorial council elections as important steps taken to make sure peace and stability in the area.

“I am proud to say that in the recently concluded Bodoland elections there was a turnout of more than 80% and there was not a single incident of bloodshed reported. This tells that if there is a determination for development and respect towards peace and stability then the government can work with the people. PM Modi commits peace and determination to develop the region,” he added

The home minister called attention to the fact that it was the Modi government that reestablished routineness in the district and the government is keen to make more improvements in the region. Shah additionally praised the chief minister Sarabananda Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for their part in bringing separatist voices once more into the mainstream

At the time of his address, Amit Shah said the union government completely focused on the northeast region during its 6-year rule. “In the last six years, PM Modi visited the northeastern states thirty times. The government is committed to developing the region. Every time he visited the region he brought gifts for the people of the region to spur growth and development.”

Amit Shah laid the foundation for a super specialty hospital and 11 law colleges across Assam during his two-day visit.