The anti-talks faction of the outlawed ULFA on Monday criticized Assam CM Tarun Gogoi for expressing its inability to bring culprits behind the recognized secret killings in Assam during the last AGP regime to book for lack of evidence.
In a statement issued to the media, the ULFA publicity group leader Arunodoy Asom said that “The ULFA was not at all surprised when Tarun Gogoi during a media briefing on June 9 last expressed his inability to punish those involved in the infamous secret killings due to ‘lack of sufficient evidence’ but at the same time it along with the people of Assam were dumbfounded how senior politicians and Assamese like him surrendered to the pressure of the colonial Indian government in respect of ‘secret killings’ of innocent people perpetrated by the State.”
It stated that it was really the Congress party that underway the trend of such killings in rest of the country to terrorise protesting masses to silence.
The proscribed group alleged that “People of the country know that it was the Congress that started the trend of such killings and all other political parties be it BJP or AGP (in Assam) just continued it.”
In the meantime, both the opposition AGP and the BJP in Assam have launched an attack on Tarun Gogoi after he had said it was not likely to punish culprits behind secret killings.
AGP and BJP leaders in Assam stated that “If it is not possible to punish culprits behind secret killings, then why the Congress rakes up the issue before every election in Assam to mislead people.”