GUWAHATI, Aug 24 � Stepping up its efforts to protect the interests of the people of Assam and other North East States who fled Karnataka in the wake of the BTAD violence and the subsequent backlash in many parts of the country, the State of Karnataka is sending its Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka to Guwahati tomorrow.
R Ashoka who is also the Home Minister will interact with the people who fled Karnataka and request them to return to continue with their studies and work. Sources in the Karnataka government said that its Deputy Chief Minister will meet Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi soon after landing in Guwahati and he is also expected to go to Kokrajhar.
Meanwhile, IGP (internal security) of Karnataka Bhaskar Rao met high officials of the Assam government including the Chief Secretary today to finalize the itinerary of R Ashoka and assured that the security of the people of Assam and the region would never be compromised by the Karnataka government.
It needs to be mentioned here that Karnataka has initiated steps to instill confidence in the people of the region and has cracked the whip on those responsible for the panic exodus of the people of North East. MP and national vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bijoya Chakravorty had also appealed to the Karnataka government to send its team to Assam to infuse a sense of security in the people who has come back.