BJP President Amit Shah has praised the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam for successfully evicting illegal settlers from Kaziranga National Park (KNP). Shah praised the government at BJP’s national council meet at Kozhokode. Assam government in a statement said that Shah heaped praise on Sonowal for his dynamic leadership. He said that the state government’s decision to evict illegal settlers was a really courageous one.
Soon after evicting illegal settlers from three villages in Kaziranga, the BJP-led government announced that it would carry out an eviction drive to clear encroachment on lands in other parts of the state. The BJP had in the run-up to the assembly polls earlier this year promised to clear illegal settlers from Kaziranga. Two persons were killed and 15 policemen injured last week when police was pressed in to evict unauthorised settlers near the national park. In the eviction drive around 331 houses were demolished.