New Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured the people of Assam and the northeast that the citizenship bill will in no way cause harm to their interests.
He was addressing a public rally here in the assembly constituency of Assam health minister and BJP-led NEDA convener Himata Biswa Sarma.
“It is a national commitment to the people of the northeast that they will not be harmed in any way and citizenship will be only granted after due investigation and recommendation of the state governments,” Modi said.
It must be understood that there is a difference between those who forcibly entered the country and those who were “forced to flee their homes to save their lives due to their faith. The two are not the same,” he said.