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I am in target list of jihadis, says CM

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GUWAHATI, Nov 2 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said he, the State Secretariat and the famous Kamakhya temple are targets of jihadi elements operating in the State, reports PTI.

�There is a jihadi threat in the State. I am not saying that I am not in their target list. I am there. So are the State Secretariat, other offices and the Kamakhya temple,� he told reporters in reply to their queries during a cleanliness drive at the Shakti temple atop Nilachal Hill.

�We have handed over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the best agency, the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Security is there at the Secretariat and Kamakhya temple, but it has to be intensified,� he said.

The State government will hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the NIA as decided at a law-and-order review meeting convened by Gogoi here yesterday, so that the cases could be probed thoroughly as they have international ramifications.

At the meeting Gogoi had directed that all steps should be taken against anti-national activities �to foil the sinister designs of anti-national elements�.

�We will not compromise on national security and national integrity,� he had said.

Gogoi, who swept the temple premises with a broom, said the cleanliness drive scheme was being intensified as thousands of pilgrims visit the temple. �All religions teach us to be clean. So all religious places should be kept clean�.

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I am in target list of jihadis, says CM

GUWAHATI, Nov 2 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said he, the State Secretariat and the famous Kamakhya temple are targets of jihadi elements operating in the State, reports PTI.

�There is a jihadi threat in the State. I am not saying that I am not in their target list. I am there. So are the State Secretariat, other offices and the Kamakhya temple,� he told reporters in reply to their queries during a cleanliness drive at the Shakti temple atop Nilachal Hill.

�We have handed over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the best agency, the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Security is there at the Secretariat and Kamakhya temple, but it has to be intensified,� he said.

The State government will hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the NIA as decided at a law-and-order review meeting convened by Gogoi here yesterday, so that the cases could be probed thoroughly as they have international ramifications.

At the meeting Gogoi had directed that all steps should be taken against anti-national activities �to foil the sinister designs of anti-national elements�.

�We will not compromise on national security and national integrity,� he had said.

Gogoi, who swept the temple premises with a broom, said the cleanliness drive scheme was being intensified as thousands of pilgrims visit the temple. �All religions teach us to be clean. So all religious places should be kept clean�.

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