“Congress has blood on its hand in the Northeast”: Assam CM


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday blamed the Congress’ “divide and rule” policy for the unrest in the Northeast. He said that Congress created new states in the Northeast but did not demarcate their boundaries properly which resulted in “states fighting each other”.

“I want to ask Congress party that you have created state of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya. Why you have not created boundary at the time of the creation of the state. Why you have left us without demarcating boundaries properly. Today we are fighting among ourselves,” CM Sarma said during a press conference.

“The entire policy of the Congress party was to communities fight amongst themselves. states fight among themselves. Intra religious fight takes place. So that Congress can rule Northeast by divide and rule policy. That was the hallmark of the Congress party in the entire region from 1962,” he added.

Saying that there were frequent border clashes between Assam and Nagaland during Congress rule, he accused Congress of having had “blood on its hand” as far as Northeast region is concerned.

“During the Congress period there was a border clash between Assam and Nagaland. There was series of border clashes. The Congress hands so far Northeast region is concerned are full with blood whether it is Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam, Manipur or other parts of the Northeastern region,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

CM Sarma alleged that root cause in the Manipur ethnic clash is the Congress’ policy in the past. Today Manipur, Assam are crying because of Congress’s mishandle of the Northeast.

The chief Minister claimed that no one can question love and affection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards the northeast.

“PM visited 60 times to North East. He is the person who gave connectivity in the North East,” Assam CM said.