Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the people of Garo Hills to be wary of the opposition Trinamool Congress and said it is a party that will open the floodgates for large scale infiltration from Bangladesh if brought to power.
He was speaking at Dalu border town in West Garo Hills while rallying support for BJP candidate, Akki Sangma on February 17.
Dalu is the biggest border town facing Bangladesh and was a major war rehabilitation centre for thousands of fleeing Bangladeshis during the Liberation War of Bangladesh where Pakistan was defeated and East Pakistan ceased to exist as a new country- Bangladesh came to be born.
Terming the West Bengal centered party TMC as synonymous with infiltration, Shah cautioned that if the Trinamool gains power it would lead to infiltrators from Bangladesh entering the state and transforming the demography of the region.
He termed both the Sangmas- Conrad and Mukul, as failures in leading the state to the path of development.
While Mukul Sangma is leading the political campaign for the TMC, Conrad Sangma is doing the same for his NPP party.
The Union Home Minister also landed at Garobadha town, 35 kms from Tura, for another rally to boost the party candidate Dipul Marak of Rangsakona.