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Sonia to assam rebels: join peace process

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday urged hardline militant outfits still waging armed struggle in Assam to give up violence and join the peace process.

india Updated: May 27, 2012 00:36 IST
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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday urged hardline militant outfits still waging armed struggle in Assam to give up violence and join the peace process.

“Most of the militant outfits have already realised that violence is not going to solve their problems. I hope those who are still outside the peace agreement will also join the peace initiative of the central government very soon,” Gandhi told a rally to mark the first anniversary of the Congress government’s third consecutive term in the state.

The Congress chief praised chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s efforts to bring peace and development to Assam. “People trust our policies. This also means we have to do more developmental works,” Gandhi said.

“Eleven years ago when we first formed government in the state, there was no development. But under the Congress, Assam is marching ahead.”

First Published: May 26, 2012 16:39 IST

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