Love of people will ‘shield me from sticks’, says PM Modi
Stating that there is a new ray of hope after the inking of the accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there was misinformation that the Citizenship Amendment Act would lead to foreign migrants settling down in Assam.
The misinformation will end, no migrant would flock to Assam, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that ‘love and blessings of mothers and daughters would shield him from sticks’. Addressing a rally in Kokrajhar on Friday, Modi said Assam’s heart and souls were connected to the rest of India and nobody could snap the emotional link.
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“Seeing the enthusiasm and happiness of people assembled here is satisfying. The event (signing of the Bodo accord) will be a landmark in the nations’ political history. This rally will be largest, going by the turnout of the people. When such large number of people come out to give me blessings, it gives me confidence and this is my shield for sticks. With blessings of such huge people I can endure several sticks.” Modi’s reference to sticks for the second day in a row comes after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said during an election rally in Delhi “in six months, unemployed youth will beat Modi with sticks and throw him out”.
Stating that there is new ray of hope after the inking of the accord, Modi said there was misinformation that the Citizenship Amendment Act would lead to foreign migrants settling down in Assam. The misinformation will end, no migrant would flock to Assam, he said. Soon, recommendations of clause 6 panel of the Assam Accord will be implemented, he said. “We don’t believe in dilly-dallying. For several years, no effort was made to initiate work on this clause.”
The term of the committee had ended on January 15 and it was given a month’s extension. Clause 6 provides for constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people. Assam has been witnessing protest against CAA since December last year.
Modi asked groups who were still not ready to talk to change their minds. “For ages challenges were ignored for political and other reasons. Nobody in New Delhi bothered to deal with the problem of northeast India. They thought ‘let the violence and blockade happen’. Disgruntled youths took up arms. Large number of security forces and youths were killed. Around 1,000 people were killed due to insurgency annually but insurgency is almost over now and the region is peaceful,” Modi claimed.
“I appeal to those who still are holding guns to return to the mainstream. Violence will not achieve anything. Leave the path of violence and live and celebrate life,” Modi said in his concluding remarks.
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