NEW DELHI: The massacre of 70 tribals in Assam is turning into a political tussle between the Congress and the BJP. BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday formed a five-member committee to visit the violence-hit areas and look into the plight of the victims of the NDFB(S)violence.
The committee to be headed by BJP MP from West Bengal S S Ahluwalia will also visit the relief camps at Kumargram Alipurduar (West Bengal) and other areas of Assam and make an on the ground assessment of the measures taken to provide relief to the victims.
The other members of the delegation include MPs Kamakhya Tasha and Rameshwar Teli, both from Assam, Biswapriya Roy Chowdhary, general secretary of West Bengal BJP and Vijay Kumar Gupta general secretary of Assam unit of BJP.
The BJP accused the Congress Government in Assam of negligence as it had failed to prevent the attack despite multiple warnings and alerts from intelligence agencies.