Rajnath Singh to visit Assam on Tuesday
In a statement, he blamed the ruling Congress for the militant attacks in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.india Updated: Jan 07, 2007 20:26 IST
Demanding a security review by the Centre in Assam in the wake of the recent ULFA strikes, Bhartiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh on Sunday said he would visit the state on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.
In a statement, he blamed the ruling Congress for the militant attacks in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.
"This unfortunate event is a direct result of the Congress party's and the government's soft stand on terror and separatists," he said.
He accused the Congress of taking ULFA's help during elections and of pursuing vote-bank politics.
"The BJP strongly condemns any political understanding, even remotely, with the killers of innocent workers," Singh, who is in Uttarakhand, said.
He recalled that the Indian Army, in coordination with the armies of Bhutan and Myanmar, had acted against ULFA in 2003 when the NDA was in power.
"It is evident now that the Congress government at the Centre has lost all advantages gained during the NDA rule over ULFA terror," Singh said, adding that the Centre must ensure safety of Bihar workers and their families in Assam.
He also demanded adequate compensation for the bereaved families.