GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has issued a show-cause notice to Minister of Tea Tribes and Employment Sanjay Kishan for apologizing to proscribed terror outfit ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah.
The chief minister asked Minister Sanjay Kishan to reply as to why he had apologized to Paresh Baruah.
Earlier, Assam minister of the welfare of tea tribes and BJP legislator from Tinsukia, Sanjoy Kishan, on Sunday, publicly apologized for his remark against United Liberation Front of Asom-Independents (ULFA-I) commander-in-Chief Paresh Barua.
He apologised after receiving a threat from the militant outfit following his statement on Friday. ''I am sorry if I have hurt the sentiments of ULFA (I) chief Paresh Barua with my statement. I didn't mean to hurt him. I was concerned about the youths joining the banned militant outfit,'' he said while speaking to media persons.
He also said that he is in the favour of the peace deal with ULFA (I), adding, ''Under the strong leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the peace negotiations process with ULFA(I) are heading smoothly."
This comes after the militant outfit had sought an apology from the minister within 24 hours or else they (ULFA-I) would ban him in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
"If Kishan doesn't apologise within 24 hours, he will be declared banned in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts. No one should attend any program of Kishan. ULFA (I) will not be responsible for the consequences people who support Kishan face," ULFA had warned.