Dhanbad | Jagran News Desk: Amid the protests in Assam over the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that thre tradition and culture of the people of northeast will not be affected with the bill and accused the Congress for misleading the people of the country.

Addressing a rally in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, PM Modi said that some people are trying to fuel the tensions in northeast region and the politics of Congress depends on illegal immigrants.

“I assure every state of the East and Northeast. The traditions, culture, language etc of Assam and other states will not be affected at all. Central Government will work with state Governments for your development. Don't be misled by Congress's statements,” said PM Modi.

“There are attempts to fuel tensions in the Northeast region. Most of the region is out of the ambit of this bill but politics of Congress and its allies depends on illegal immigrants,” he added.

Continuing his attack against the Congress, PM Modi said that despite ruling the country for so long, the Congress has always avoided taking tough decisions.

“Congress in the past had promised relief to persecuted minority refugees but never did anything for them. The condition in which they were living in Pakistan, similar treatment was given by Congress governments to them,” he said.

Speaking about the Supreme Court’s historic Ayodhya Verdict, the Prime Minister said that the Congress deliberately kept Ram Janmabhoomi dispute hanging for decades and national interest is secondary for them. He also asserted that he never cared about vote-bank politics, but have always believed in working for the welfare of people.

“We had promised that we will peacefully solve the long standing Ayodhya issue, which the Congress was deliberately blocking. Now as you can see, the path for construction of a grand Ram Temple is open,” he said.

“They had also kept the issue of Jharkhand's creation pending for five decades. It was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government that created Jharkhand,” he added.

Listing the achievements of the BJP-led government at the Centre and the state, he said the Jal-jeevan mission, launched earlier this year, will end the water crisis, ‘faced by our mothers and sisters’.

Assembly Elections are being held in Jharkhand. Today is the third phase of polling in the state. The first phase of the election in the state took place on November 30 while the second round was held on December 7. The counting of votes will take place on December 23.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma