GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) is trying to politicise the ethnic clashes in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) for its own benefit, alleged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here today while addressing a press conference.
He said the AIUDF provoked lakhs of people to desert the BTAD areas and now this party is trying to create an uproar over the issue.
But the issue needs to be resolved through a humanitarian approach, he said.
He told the newspersons that the congenial atmosphere required for solving the tangle is back in the BTAD areas.
On the allegation of protecting Enamul Haque, a former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of the Irrigation Department, who had allegedly laundered huge sums of money of the Irrigation Department, the Chief Minister said that he was not protecting any corrupt person.
There is no political interference in the matter. Police investigation is on into the allegation and if required the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) may be engaged to probe the charges against Haque Laskar. �If police fails to take action, I will take action,� he said.
�I have taken the matter seriously. But I am yet to receive the report of the investigation into the case,� he said in reply to a question.
The present Government is not interfering in the activities of the Police Department, he said, adding that he was not pleased with the acquittal of News Live journalist Gauravjyoti Neog.
When asked to clarify whether the present Director General of State Police (DGP) has sought transfer to outside the State resenting political interference, the Chief Minister replied in the negative. He said that the DGP has sought transfer considering better career prospects outside the State. The DGP has written a letter to the Government praising it for not interfering with his activities, said the Chief Minister.
Each of the contractual employees of the MGNREGA will now on get Rs 4,500 per month per head, against the Rs 3,000 he or she is getting at present, the Chief Minister said.