GUWAHATI, July 28 � The hardline faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has blamed the ruling Congress for the ethnic clashes in Assam and claimed that restoration of permanent peace in Assam would not be possible till the indigenous people of the State achieve their birth right.
In a statement here, commander-in-chief of the hardline faction of the ULFA, Paresh Baruah said that power centric clashes in the Congress are responsible for the ethnic disturbance. He said that over the years, Assam faced a number of ethnic clashes and the political parties try to fulfill their goals through ethnic tensions.
The ULFA leader alleged that the political leaders first think about themselves and their families and then about their parties. They have little interest in the well-being of the nation, he alleged.
Launching an attack on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the ULFA leader pointed out that the Chief Minister recently launched his son Gaurav Gogoi into politics, which proved that he is also trying to keep the interests of his family in mind.
The ULFA alleged that conflict between the family centric politics of Gogoi and a few Congressmen who are trying to grab the chair of the Chief Minister by any means resulted in the deterioration of the situation in Assam and the common people are becoming the victims of such dirty politics. Gogoi should remember what happened to Indira Gandhi after she brought her son Sanjoy Gandhi into politics, while, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta faced the same fate. The LTTE supremo Prabhakaran also paid the price of giving too much importance to his son in the organization, Baruah said.
Baruah further said that in the present Indian political system, the only qualification one needs to become a political leader is birth in a political family. Baruah also asserted that the situation in Assam would not change irrespective of whether Tarun Gogoi remains the Chief Minister or not.