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Assam and Bangladesh will see sealed border in two years

Just like Wagah Border between India and Pakistan, Assam will also hold a ceremony like that: Sonowal

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Publish Date: May 21 2016 5:36PM | Updated Date: May 21 2016 5:36PM

Assam and Bangladesh will see sealed border in two years

Assam’s to be Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says that the sealing of the borders with Bangladesh will be completed within two years of time. 

 

Asked what method or law he intended to apply to stop infiltration from Bangladesh as he was against the now repealed IMDT Act, Sonowal told media that when the final draft of the updated Nationals Register of Citizens will be completed and is published, the matter will get clear. 

 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also given two years’ time to frame the policy for the same. 

 

Sonowal was asked about the issue after he won the elections and it can be seen as an answer to that. 

 

Rajnath Singh had during his on-the-spot visit to the Indo-Bangla border in Karimganj district of southern Assam in January this year had said construction of the barbed wire fence along the Assam stretch would be completed by the end of this year.

 

In addition to that, he said just like Wagah Border between India and Pakistan, Assam will also hold a ceremony like that. 

 

On minority support to the BJP during the just-concluded hustings, he said, "Both indigenous Assamese and other minority communities supported us and they contributed to over 20 per cent of our vote share".

 

The BJP government would take oath on May 24 here at the Khanapara Field in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sonowal said.

 

According to BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, the mandate was for protecting the identity of the people of Assam and also for development.