India's Modi vows to halt illegal immigrants from Bangladesh

November 30, 2014 9:13 AM

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India's Modi vows to halt illegal immigrants from Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stepped up his rhetoric against illegal immigration from Bangladesh, vowing to halt the unauthorized flow of citizens from the neighboring country into the northeastern state of Assam.

At election rallies before he became prime minister in May, the Hindu nationalist leader repeatedly called for tighter border controls and warned illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to have their "bags packed".

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