Three Cong ministers had given money to ULFA: Mahanta
Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday alleged that three Congress ministers had given money to the banned ULFA.india Updated: Dec 13, 2009 20:43 IST
Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday alleged that three Congress ministers had given money to the banned ULFA.
Without naming the ministers, Mahanta alleged at a press meet in Guwahati that instead of accusing him, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should look within his cabinet in which there were three members who have given money to the ULFA.
Mahanta was reacting to the Chief Minister's allegation on December 10 that the AGP and ULFA are very close by saying that both are "actually cousin brothers".
"The chief minister is a two-faced person who says something in the morning and something else at night," he added.
Reacting to Gogoi's statement that his government was dealing with the "secret killings" that rocked the state in 2000 as a "political issue", Mahanta said, "Yes, the Congress always deals with the issue during elections for political mileage".
The former chief minister demanded that if the state government was really interested to get to the bottom of the issue of secret killings, then it should investigate all cases of killings since 1991.
The secret killing is attributed to the series of killings of family members of ULFA leaders and cadres by suspected surrendered ULFA (SULFA) members in 2000 allegedly at the behest of then AGP government led by Mahanta.