GUWAHATI, Aug 16 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the ongoing situation of strife in BTAD and its spill over effect outside the State could be the result of a game plan of vested interest quarters that want to destabilize the State.
�There are forces trying to destabilize the State as well the country. The BTAD violence and its aftermath can have a link with such forces,� Gogoi said while answering a query at a press conference.
Notwithstanding the incidents of violence in the past 24 hours, Gogoi claimed that the situation was �improving�, with more and more people leaving the relief camps. Of the 4.8 lakh affected people, 2.92 lakh are now staying at the camps, he added.
Gogoi said that an all-party meet would be convened tomorrow to facilitate restoration of peace and normalcy in the violence-torn BTAD. He also appealed to the community organizations and NGOs to be a part of the peace initiative.
Ruling out existence of illegal settlers in the relief camps, Gogoi said that there could be extra people in the camps but such people would not get the rehabilitation package.
Gogoi said that there was no problem with relief materials in the camps but congestion and sanitation had been an issue.
�Most of the camps are congested and sanitation and hygiene have been affected. We are trying to decongest the camps but it is a fact that people of both the affected communities are reluctant to leave the camps due to fear, which is natural,� he said.