Assam Pradesh Congress Committee claims border firing was a 'deliberate incident'
A day after the violence at the Assam-Meghalaya border, the APCC has alleged that this was a “deliberate incident” and both Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya were aware of it.
GUWAHATI: A day after the violence at the Assam-Meghalaya border, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has alleged that this was a "deliberate incident" and both Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya were aware of it.
The firing incident happened on Tuesday where six persons including five from Meghalaya and one forest guard of Assam were killed.
APCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah told ANI that the Chief Ministers of both neighbouring States were aware of the incident.
"This is a deliberate incident. Meghalaya knows very well that, where they will create pressure, the Assam Chief Minister will come back from there. This is a well-thought-out plan of those people. Our Chief Minister is also aware of this, but he is ready to give it away and they are ready to take it. Other neighbouring States want Assam's land. But our Chief Minister only wants to maintain relationships with other neighbouring States," Borah said.
"Earlier similar incident happened along Assam-Mizoram border where six Assam Police personnel died and now it happened along the Assam-Meghalaya border. The Assam Chief Minister is only focused on politics, but he doesn't take the necessary steps to solve the inter-State border dispute issue. He just wants to be the convenor of NEDA. The Mizoram and Meghalaya Governments don't want to be part of BJP. But the Assam Chief Minister is ready to do any compromise. Yesterday one Assam forest staff died in the incident, but the Assam Government has not taken any steps to recover the body so far. But the Meghalaya Chief Minister took away the arrested persons by threatening the Assam Police."
He further slammed the Assam Government and said that not a single Cabinet Minister of Assam visited the site to take stock of the situation.
"The Assam Chief Minister only knows to do politics. Only to secure his chair, he is sacrificing the State's boundary. As long as Himanta Biswa Sarma is the Chief Minister of Assam, our boundary and people will not be safe, tension has increased, and will increase. This is not only happened along the Assam-Meghalaya border, it happens along the Assam-Mizoram border, Assam-Nagaland, Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border also," said Borah.
The Congress leader said that the entire North-East used to consider Assam as the elder sister during the Congress regime, but now the situation has changed. "The Assam Chief Minister is not responsible and not committed to the people of the State," he added. (ANI)