GUWAHATI, May 31 � The State BJP on Monday hailed the initiative of the State government to start dialogue with the ULFA, but said that the talks should be held in the presence of all its top leaders including Paresh Baruah.
Addressing mediapersons here, State BJP president Ranjit Dutta said that in the interest of the people and the State, the government should expedite the peace process and establish contact with Paresh Baruah to bring him to the negotiating table.
The BJP today also announced a series of agitational programmes which would be launched in June 1 in protest against the alleged failure of the Tarun Gogoi government to address the local issues.
The protests which would be registered in different districts will continue in the months of June and July. Dutta informed that the party�s central leaders would be participating in some of the protest programmes.
Admitting that the agitational programmes were part of the party�s strategic policy for the Assembly elections, Dutta said that each Assembly constituency had its own problems and those would be highlighted by the party before the Assembly elections.
�We have chalked out this agitational programme based on the local problems,� said Dutta.
From June 1 to 7, the party would be holding demonstrations in all the districts in protest against hike in power tariff.
The dates have not been fixed, but the party is going to organize a big protest programme in Dibrugarh against the alleged indifference of the Government to resolve the twin problems of flood and erosion.
�Despite crores of rupees coming from the centre to address erosion, the State government has ignored the problem that has exposed Dibrugarh to grave threat from the Brahmaputra,� said Dutta.
In Barpeta, the party would organize protest demonstration demanding of the government to free the Sattra land from the encroachment of Bangladeshis.
Some of the other issues that the party would highlight through its forthcoming movement are price rise, smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh, impact of big dams in Assam, border problem with the neighbouring States, encroachment of the reserve forests by the Bangladeshis etc.
�We would also point it out to the people that the census without updating the NRC is an attempt of the Congress government to legalize the illegal Bangladeshis in Assam,� said Dutta.