The Central government has decided to use a new technology to seal India's international borders with Bangladesh passing through Assam and West Bengal by putting in place a comprehensive integrated border management system, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in West Bengal's Falakata on Saturday.
Regretting that despite requesting for years, the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal has not provided land for fencing the state's borders with Bangladesh, Mr Singh said, "We never received the cooperation which we should have got."
"But I would like to tell you, if we don't get cooperation from the state government, we will put in a new system," Mr Singh told a rally in Alipurduar district.
The Union Minister said that during his visit to Israel, he saw the Middle East nation taking the help of technology to secure its borders.
"So we have also taken a decision that we will seal Bengal and Assam's borders with Bangladesh.
"We will put in place a comprehensive integrated border management system. In other words, we will use technology to completely seal the borders with Bangladesh so that infiltrators do not enter any more.
"This will prevent smuggling of cows, drugs, and stop entry of fake notes," Mr Singh said
Slamming the Trinamool Congress government, he said "anti-national" and "anti-social" forces are active in the state and law and order situation is "dismal".
Referring to the killing of around 100 Bharatiya Janata Party BJP activists, Mr Singh said, "If we come to power in the state in future, we won't spare those who have killed our activists."
He said the huge gathering at the rally was a proof that there was "no power" on earth which could prevent BJP from winning all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal this time.
"Your enthusiasm also tells me that when Assembly elections are held here in 2021, there will be a BJP Chief Minister," he added.