Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday demanded that the army be deployed in the ULFA violence-affected Upper Assam districts till the situation became completely normal.
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief who returned from a two-day tour of the violence-hit areas of the state, also stressed that the administration should take effective measures to check the exodus of non-Assamese people from the state.
Accompanied by his brother and party MP Ramchandra Paswan, the Minister visited several places in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts and met the violence-affected people there.
He stated that he would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and apprise him of the situation besides handing over a memorandum of demands on the issue.
Paswan also appealed to political parties not to adopt a self-centred approach on the issue and speak in one voice so that the situation may be controlled as soon as possible.