AGP asks Cong to stop violence
The AGP supremo also charged the Congress of "making an attempt on my life in a bid to hold on to power".india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 18:30 IST
The opposition Asom Gana Parishad, "confident of forming the next government in Assam", on Wednesday warned the Congress that it would have to "face serious consequences if the ruling party did not stop its violence against those opposed to it."
Talking to reporters in Guwahati, AGP president and its Chief Ministerial candidate Brindaban Goswami asked the Congress to halt its alleged "violence on and killing" of opposition members.
The AGP supremo also charged the Congress of "making an attempt on my life in a bid to hold on to power".
"The confession of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday before the media here that he was in charge of the 1983 Operation Bluestar control room was evident of the Congress plan to unleash violence in the state for its narrow interests," Goswami alleged.
AGP General Secretary Dilip Saikia demanded that Gogoi be "detained under the National Security Act (NSA) and due action be taken against him for he himself confessing of playing a key role in Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple in Punjab."
Demanding the administration ensured that no such violent attacks were made on the opposition, he said, people would have to remain vigilant against the Congress government "misusing" state finances during the next one month until the election results were declared.
Goswami was confident of his AGP coming to power and promised to solve the state's burning problems, improving the economic condition of the people, tackle the infiltration problem, implement the Assam Accord and give special attention to the issues confronting the various ethnic groups.
First Published: Apr 12, 2006 22:44 IST