Bhangarpar(Assam), 7 May-2014, PTI: The principal opposition party in Assam, the AIUDF, today said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should act immediately against the Congress’ ally BPF in the wake of the recent violence if his intentions were true.
The statement by the All India United Democratic Front came after Gogoi said he will not take even five minutes to severe Congress’ alliance with the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) if its alleged involvement in the killings in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts is proved.
“If the CM has true intentions, then he will see the BPF’s role in the killings of Muslims and will act against them,” AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal said while addressing a gathering here at a relief camp for the victims of the May 2 violence that left 41 people dead.
“We are clearly saying that BPF is involved in these murders either directly or indirectly. Victims have named former BLT cadres, who are now in BPF. Why are they not arrested yet?” Ajmal asked.
The BPF has denied allegations of its involvement in the killings.
Ajmal appealed to the public not to react to any provocation and requested them to continue their daily work.
“This is not the first and last attack on us. We are peaceful people. We all have to die one day, but nobody wants death in the hands of some brutal killers,” he added.
AIUDF MLA in Assam Assembly Rahim Khan demanded the arrest of BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary and other leaders including Chandan Brahma, who is also the state Transport Minister, and Promila Rani Brahma.
“People named the forest guards and a Ranger, who were earlier BLT cadres. They were just picked up for interrogation but no arrest has been made.
Ajmal announced a total of Rs. 1.5 lakh each to the affected families from AIUDF and Assam Jamiat.
“Ajmal Foundation will take care of the orphans who lost their parents in the massacre,” he added.