Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday condemned the recent killings in Assam and termed them as an effort to divide the country on sectarian lines.
"The contribution of people from Bihar in Assam's development is no more a concealed fact. This is (killings) all being done to frighten people and divide the country on sectarian lines," Yadav told reporters at his residence.
He also spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and expressed his grief over the killings of Bihari labourers by alleged ULFA militants in Assam.
The minister, who would visit the sites in Tinsukhia and Dibrugarh on Monday, also spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
"I talked to the prime minister and expressed my grief and concern. The chief minister has also assured full security to every section of the society in Assam," Yadav added.
Thirty-six people, mostly migrants from Bihar, and seven poll personnel were killed by ULFA and another insurgent group in Assam, bringing up the death count in the mayhem since Friday night to 59.