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Tarun Gogoi, Assam CM resigns; did Modi's 'illegal immigrant' card helped BJP gain strength in the State?
Tarun Gogoi, Assam Chief Minister seems to be a man of his words, as he claimed responsibility for Congress' defeat in Assam and offered to resign. The CM had stated before the polls that he would offer to resign if Congress gets less than seven seats, in spite of remaining hopeful for at least eight seats.

It can be recalled that in his campaign speech in Assam, Narendra Modi stirred the hornet's nest when he picked up the topic of illegal immigrants. An ethnic clash that broke out within few days of the speech claimed multiple lives and the opposition took no time in pinning Modi for instigating violence in the State.

But the vote swing towards Modi prove that the 'Bangladeshi immigrant' issue struck a chord with the people in the State. While Modi always promised to send these Bangaldeshis across the border once the results are declared, Chief Minister Gogoi always maintained that Bangladesh migrants ceased to exist, even stating that there is not a single migrant in Assam.

While the increase of Muslim population in various parts of the state clearly indicated that the immigrants are taking over the culture and economy of the State, the worst affected areas were the districts of Kokrajhar and Baksa in Assam.

With BJP gaining foothold in Assam, are we witnessing an eruption of public grievance on the illegal immigrant issue? Only time will tell if the Bodos will now find their lost ground.

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