Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF grew faster than BJP, says Army Chief

General Rawat said, “I don’t think you can now change the population dynamics of this area. If it was five districts to eight to nine... the inversion has taken place, whichever be the government.”

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 22, 2018 11:28 am
Army Chief Bipin Rawat on growth of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF Army Chief General Bipin Rawat referred to the “faster pace” of growth of AIUDF in Assam. (Express Photo/Amit Mehra/File)

Underlining that the “population dynamics” of the North-East region can no longer be changed, Army chief General Bipin Rawat Wednesday referred to the “faster pace” of growth of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) in Assam.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘North East Region of India — Bridging Gaps and Securing Borders’, organised by the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies and Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff of the Ministry of Defence, General Rawat said, “I don’t think you can now change the population dynamics of this area. If it was five districts to eight to nine… the inversion has taken place, whichever be the government.”

“There is a party called AIUDF, if you look at… they have grown in a faster time-frame than the BJP has grown over the years. When we talk of Jan Sangh with two Members of Parliament and where they have reached, AIUDF is moving at a faster pace in the state of Assam. Finally, what will be the state of Assam, we will have to take a call,” he said.

“I think we have to understand, we got to appreciate to live with all the people we live in the region, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or sex. I think if we understand that, we can live together happily but the best part is to amalgamate the kind of people that are living there, than identifying the people trying to create trouble for us,” he said.

“We will have more trouble in segregating people, identifying people. Yes, some people have to be identified who are creating trouble for us, who are illegal immigrants. But as was brought out, the Muslim population actually started coming into Assam from 1218 to 1226, that was the first time that the Muslims actually entered Assam. We have to understand that they are not late arrivers, they are the early arrivers, came concurrently with the Ahoms. Both these people have claim to the state of Assam and, therefore, to the North-East region.”

“Migration from Bangladesh is due to two reasons. One is they are running out of space. Large areas get flooded during the monsoon and they have constricted area to stay. The other issue is planned immigration, which is taking place because of our western neighbour. They will always try and ensure that this area is taken over. It is the proxy dimension of warfare,” he said.

“This proxy game is being played very well by our western neighbour, supported also by our northern neighbour,” he said.

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    Worried indian
    Feb 22, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    Looks like he will join BJP and is following footstops of VK singh.under this Govt. Communalism is fast spreading in all depts, army was safe, now after seeing statements from army chief, we can draw conclusion about his intentions.
    1. Aprajit Sen
      Feb 22, 2018 at 11:39 pm
    2. T
      Feb 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm
      Being in High ranks, Its better to keep yourself distant from such comments in future, as whole nation with 130 crore population is in your responsibility, even if it is unintentional comment might go wrong and will create rifts..
      1. T
        Feb 22, 2018 at 2:12 pm
        Sir, We salute to your efforts, as all common citizens of India need peace and harmony. so please dont get yourself involved in political matters and its history and debate to get bad remarks in your high ranks, otherwise ppl will lost trust in you. !! Jai Hind.
        1. Radhakishan Gangu
          Feb 22, 2018 at 2:09 pm
          Talented personalities immigrating to other nations and they are getting better life standards, s, money, power with world class benefits. Migrants coming to India as illegal migrants and posing security threats, terrorism, diluting the sacredness, Vedic values, further reducing or diluting patriotism, ethics. India is losing on both ways by remaining average in over all development. As long as our political leaders are power hungry and does not encourage sacred values wiping out corruption, evil things, world suppresses our nation in one way or the other. Who will cure India's Illnesses? When honesty, true love, kindness without any kind of cheatings will be part of our society, all over India.
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            Ash Ajazz
            Feb 23, 2018 at 7:17 pm
            Dear Mr Gangu, I applaud you when you speak of honesty, true Love etc etc and I condem you for your accusations that these refugees are terrorists etc etc when you talk about a a civilised and progressive world then let’s take the example of Germany who has taken Millions of refugees who had no home or shelter..these honest love of humanity countries then invest time and money to incorporate these unfortunate refugees into mainstream lives without any regard for caste, creed or religion... so long as we continue to have a broken society believing one is superior to the other no nation can develop...
          2. Vivek Ambarkhane
            Feb 22, 2018 at 2:01 pm
            Hon. General has told the truth. Same may not be palatable to secular gang of politicians, so called intellectuals, media et al. They have tried to keep these facts hidden from common man and continue with a make believe world of secular politics.
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