GUWAHATI: BJP legislator from Hojai Shiladitya Dev on Monday courted controversy yet again, calling the creation of Bangladesh a “great mistake” because of which Assam has been facing “Muslim influx” for decades and suggesting that India should have annexed the country after the liberation war.
Bangladesh Was A “Great Mistake”: BJP Legislator
“Even as the erstwhile East Pakistan was liberated, a mistake committed by (then Prime Minister) Indira Gandhi and the then Congress government was not merging the newly-created Bangladesh with India.
In fact, creation of Bangladesh was itself a great mistake. But that mistake could have been offset had Bangladesh been made a part of India,” Dev told a local news channel in Nagaon on Monday.