Chief minister of Indian state Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said that the entire stretch of Indo-Bangladesh border will be totally sealed by December 2018 with hi-tech scanning gadgets to be the additional security agents.
Sonowal made this announcement while addressing a mammoth rally of BJP workers entitled ‘Shaktikendra Ahbayak Sanmilan’ at Khanapara Veterinary field in Guwahati, reports Indian newspaper The Sentinel.
Pointing out the then prime minister and then state chief minister had promised to do the in 2005, he termed those statements as ‘false ones’.
Lauding prime minister Narendra Modi for laying utmost stress on total sealing of the international border between India and Bangladesh, Sonowal said that the process got a fillip after Modi took up the premier mantleship.
Referring to the Land Boundary Agreement, with Bangladesh by prime minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, Sonowal claimed that the pact was signed to secure the border between the two nations.
The chief minister further said that during the present BJP regime, both the central and the state governments have been giving topmost priority to the infrastructural development of the bordering districts of Assam, and added that the earlier government never paid any attention to this aspect.
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