AGP slams Assam government over violence

Guwahati, Aug 3 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Saturday accused the Assam's ruling Congress party of failing to handle the violence over a demand for a separate state and sought Governor J.B. Patnaik's intervention.

The AGP members marched to the Raj Bhavan in Guwahati shouting anti-government slogans and submitted a memorandum to the governor, referring to an alleged spike in crime in the state, including in Karbi Anglong district rocked by violence over demands for creation of a new state.

"Innocent people are being killed in bomb blasts and public properties are being ransacked in a way which civilized people cannot even imagine," AGP president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta told media after meeting the governor.

The party's demands include restoration of law and order situation in the state at the earliest so that common people could feel safe and secure, to provide protection to public properties and to control in the ever increasing prices of essential commodities in the state.

"Besides, the Bangladeshi infiltration problem is going to be prime problem of the state which the government has utterly failed to address over the years," Mahanta said.

The AGP leaders also slammed the role of the Congress and United Progressive Alliance government in the central government for creating disturbances in the country by declaring a separate state of Telangana and termed it as a failed state policy.


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