NEW DELHI, July 12 � While expressing its commitment to help out the Assam Government , the Centre today warned that if the Tarun Gogoi Government repeatedly fails to control the killings, then the NDA Government would have no option but to intervene.
The subtle warning was given by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, in reaction to the latest incident in which four persons were abducted in Baksa district
Talking to newsmen, Rijiju said the Centre was ready to extend all possible help to Dispur and if the State Government asks for additional Central forces then they are willing to sanction. However, if the Assam Government fails every time to contain the violence then the Centre would be forced to intervene, Riiju said.
The Tarun Gogoi Government has so far managed to keep the Home Ministry in good humour, and the Centre has been handling the state with caution and given Gogoi a long rope. However, with the change of guard, the Centre may not play second fiddle to the Gogoi Government and act tough against its failure to handle the internal security situation in the troubletorn BTAD areas.
Meanwhile, Rijiju today urged all the militant outfits in the North-east to shun violence and come for resolution of their problems in a democratic manner.
Rijiju, who was releasing a monthly news magazine �First World� at the Press Club of India here this afternoon, said that the greatest concern in Delhi has been the youths in the NE taking up arms. �You think weapons are the means to an end, but you are mistaken. Problems will have to be solved through democratic means,� he said.