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ACMS asks Tarun Gogoi to quit

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Nov 16 � The Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) on Saturday said that the Tarun Gogoi-led State Government had absolutely failed in protecting the lives and properties of the people in the State and therefore demanded its immediate stepping down.

Condemning the recent attack on Assam farmers in Uriamghat area by the Naga miscreants where one was killed and others sustained injuries, Dileswar Tanti, general secretary, ACMS said that the incidents in Uriamghat had exposed yet again the inefficiency of the State Government in handling the law-and-order situation in Assam.

�Despite our appeal for proper rehabilitation and protection of the people in Assam-Nagaland border areas, the State Government remained numb and still, Tanti said. The ACMS leaders were addressing media persons at their head office in Jibon Phukan Nagar here on Saturday.

The ACMS leaders said that they had lost faith in the Tarun Gogoi-led government. �How can this Chief Minister who also holds the portfolio of Home portfolio allow killing of his own people. The whole governance under him (Chief Minister) appears to be paralysed. Our fellow people are getting killed mercilessly in presence of so-called neutral forces, is something we cannot accept. If the Chief Minister cannot handle the situation, he must quit. We have to take to streets to make the government act,� Lakheswar Tanti, Moran branch secretary of ACMS said. Other ACMS leaders included Nabin Keot and Rupesh Goala of Dibrugarh and Doomdooma branch respectively.

The ACMS leaders also took a dig at the silence of the Centre. The BJP Government at the Centre cannot pretend to be unaware of the chaos here, they said. They must take pro active measures in resolving the conflict between the people of two States. The trade union called upon the Chief Minister to make adequate compensation for the deceased and take responsibility for the treatment of those injured. They have also demanded permanent solution to the conflict immediately. Meanwhile, all those in the relief camps must be rehabilitated, they said.

The leaders of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) have also decided to visit the affected people in the border areas to express their solidarity. They have also sought to carry with them relief materials for the victims.

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