Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has said that the situation in Assam will be brought under control in the next few days though some violence is still on in the affected areas.
According to reports, Congress has announced a 10-member coordination committee to look into the violence in the state. The panel includes state chief minister Tarun Gogoi.
Recently, Gogoi has received a lot of flak from all quarters for poor handling of riots. 44 people have been killed and about 2 lakh rendered homeless due to the violence in the state.
Gogoi today blamed the media for creating hype. He said that Assam is not burning but the media is projecting it in such a manner that the situation looks very dangerous.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit the riot-hit areas of Assam tomorrow even as the state government said it was caught off guard when ethnic disturbances broke out last week. The riots — between the Bodos and immigrant Muslims in lower Assam — have claimed 44 lives so far.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who visited Kokrajhar on Thursday, said: “The government was not ready for a situation like this. Now we have adequate security forces. The situation (is) normalising.”
Gogoi said Rs. 6 lakh would be given to the family of each of those who died during the riots.
The state government would also provide financial support to rebuild the houses destroyed, he added.