Guwahati: The Assam unit of the BJP, which won 7 seats out of 14 in the state, expects to have proper representation in the portfolio of Union ministers in Narendra Modi government.
Addressing a press conference here, BJP Assam Unit President Sarbananda Sonowal said “For the development of Assam and North East, we hope the Central leadership will keep in mind proper representation of MPs from the state.” Sonowal, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha from Lakhimpur constituency, declined to comment whether the seven MPs from Assam will demand any particular portfolio. On the bilateral agreement between India and Bangladesh regarding swapping of border land, the BJP leader said the party's stand remains the same.
“We did not support this agreement. The agreement will be valid only when it is passed in the Parliament. We will not allow it to be passed,” he said.
Sonowal also refrained from giving a direct answer on what step BJP will take to deport illegal Bangladeshi immigrants from India.