PM assures to send more forces for Assam
PM assured Laloo Yadav that sufficient companies of security forces would be sent to Assam to check ethnic violence.Updated: Nov 27, 2003 12:44 IST
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday said that sufficient companies of security forces would be sent to strife-torn Assam where violence against people from Bihar was going on.
Vajpayee gave this assurance to RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav during a 15-minute meeting between them at the former's residence here.
The meeting took place shortly before Yadav, heading an eight member parliamentary delegation, left for Assam to take stock of the situation and instil confidence among Biharis living in that state.
Vajpayee told Yadav that after visiting Assam he should apprise him of the situation there.
Yadav told the Prime Minister that Biharis were being attacked in the Northeastern state and demanded adequate central forces to restore peace.
During his goodwill mission to Assam, Yadav will visit the affected areas, meet Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and also the Bihari community there.
Other members of the delegation are Swaraj Kaushal (Haryana Vikas Party, Rajiv Shukla (Congress) and RJD Mps, Ramendra Kumar Ravi, Ramdeo Bhandary, Saroj Dubey, Prem Gupta andd Kum Kum Rai.
So far 50 people have been killed in the ongoing violence against Biharis in Assam.
First Published: Nov 26, 2003 00:00 IST