India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Bharatiya Janata Party would bring laws to stop “love and land jihad”.
Addressing a poll rally in the northeastern state of Assam, Shah claimed his party turned the state “agitation-free and terrorism-free”, and promised to make it a job hub and flood-free. He also promised ₹ 2.5 lakh per Namgarh for the redevelopment of these places of religious congregation spread across the state.
Speaking in Kamrup district of Assam, Shah said, “The BJP’s manifesto has several items. But the biggest among them is that the BJP government will work towards bring in laws against love and land jihad.”
The BJP, led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is fighting to retain power in Assam, a state that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah paying frequent visits in recent weeks. The state goes to polls in three phases from 27 March to 6 April.