NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gagoi over his failure to prevent the recent militant violence in the state, which claimed 75 lives, despite intelligence alerts about the attacks.
BJP secretary Siddarth Nath Singh said, “Assam government’s approach towards terror is callous. Two recent incidents brought the truth out that the Congress Government in Assam has not done enough in the fight against terror. Gogoi and his government stand politically guilty of dereliction of their duty.”
The BJP attack on the Assam government came after the Centre decided to go after the Bodo outfit involved in the killings of the tribals.
“The massacre in the districts of Kokrajhar and Sonitpur could have been avoided had the state government acted on the tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Branch of Assam Police,” the BJP leader said.
“There were precise and credible information on the plans to carry out brutal attack on adivasis in the two districts of the state,” Singh said. He claimed that intelligence information was given in the first week of December and subsequently on 22nd December and then on the morning of 23rd December. “The defence of the state government that it could not act in time because the specific intelligence came on December 23 is misleading,” the BJP leader said.