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Modi flays ‘expansionist’ China; goes soft on Hindu migrants
Bijay Sankar Bora
Tribune News Service

Guwahati, February 22
On a whirlwind tour of the North-East for the second time this month, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today slammed China’s “expansionist attitude” while reiterating the BJP’s commitment to accommodate Hindu migrants from Bangladesh. He compared Arunachal Pradesh with Switzerland for its immense tourism potential and breathtaking beauty.

He addressed three rallies during the day-at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, Silchar in Assam and Agartala in Tripura. Modi said the 2014 Lok Sabha poll would mark the beginning of end of the Congress in the country.

In Pasighat, Modi lauded the patriotism of the people of Arunachal Pradesh for being the brave sentinels along the eastern frontier. He said, “The time has changed, so have the global thinking and situation. China will have to do way with its expansionist attitude. The word is now more focused on development and welfare of its populace and achieving excellence in science and technology. China should also tune itself to the development mode, setting aside its expansionist agenda.”

At Silchar, he promised stern steps to stop infiltration from Bangladesh while reiterating the BJP’s commitment to grant refugee status to those Hindus who had to come to India to escape persecution in Bangladesh. He said all states in the country would have to share the load of such refugees.

He said the Congress government in Assam, as part of its vote bank politics, had violated human rights of Hindu migrants in detention camps “which would be done away with once the BJP comes to power”.





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