BJP's 'lucky mascot' Sonowal puts Bangladesh infiltration as top priority

| Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 16:31
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CM-to-be Sonowal to seal B'desh border soon?

CM-to-be Sonowal to seal Bangladesh border soon?

Guwahati: Citing rampant corruption and lack of development during the last 15 years of Congress rule, Sarbananda Sonowal, who is being branded as the lucky mascot for the BJP, has put the issue of infiltration as his government's priority in the hill state of Assam. 
While India is locked in a 1947 relationship with its neighbor Pakistan and a 1950s one with Nepal, its kinship with Bangladesh seems to be evolving, especially after the recent Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).
However, infiltration still continues to remain an abominable headache for India. Taking cognizance of the same, Assam's Chief Minister-to-be Sarbananda Sonowal in a recent statement to the press asserted that sealing of the borders with Bangladesh will be completed in two years' time to put an end to infiltration.
Home Minister 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 that the construction of the barbed wire fence along the Assam stretch would be completed by the end of this year.

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