GUWAHATI, Feb 19 � The hard line group of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), headed by commander in chief of the outfit, Paresh Baruah, has issued a veiled threat to target the meetings of the Congress ministers, legislators and leaders in the run up to the elections to the State Assembly.
In a release issued to the media today, in charge of the publicity wing of the ULFA, Arunodoi Dohotiya launched a scathing attack on the Congress and called upon the people of Assam to stay away from the meetings of the Congress ministers, legislators and leaders to distribute freebies �for their own security�. He said that the ULFA is always concerned about the safety of the people of Assam and that is why �we have asked the people to stay away from Congress meetings.�
The ULFA hardliners said that instead of making serious efforts to resolve the conflicts, the Congress led Government at the Centre tried to indulge in divide and rule politics. The release said that both in 2001 and 2006, the Congress came to power in Assam by playing with the sentiments of the people of Assam. The Congress promised to take action against those involved in secret killings but instead of doing so in ten years, the Congress honoured those involved in preparing the blue print of such killings, the ULFA alleged.
Dohotiya said that the Congress Government indulged in both secret and open killings in last ten years and the party was responsible for division of Assam. The Congress is also responsible for inviting Bangladeshi and other foreign nationals to Assam, the ULFA hardliners alleged.