BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 29: Professing unhappiness with the role of the police during and after the clashes in front of Rajiv Bhawan, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday ordered a probe into the matter. The probe will be led by Additiol Chief Secretary VB Pyarelal and the report is expected within 15 days.
“I have ordered a probe into the matter. Lapse on the part of police cannot be ruled out. I am not happy with the role played by the police to control the situation. The inquiry will look into this matter,” Gogoi said, alleging at the same time that the entire incident was instigated by two BJP leaders.
“The BJP is a party of goondas and murderers. But we will not alow their goondaraj to flourish here. The BJP is already showing its true colours now. Imagine what will happen to the State if such goondas come to power. It will try to come to power with the help of muscle power, which the people must prevent,” Gogoi said.
He further added, “What Nilomoni Sen Deka said is condemble. It is not the culture of Assam and the Congress party. The BJP has the right to protest against Deka’s comment, but they came with a pre-plan to attack Rajiv Bhawan.”
Alleging that the State BJP is now being dictated by ‘encroachers’ who were not origil members of the party, Gogoi said, “As per the information I have, one of them instigated the entire incident that took place on Monday.”
Training his guns at Prime Minister rendra Modi, Gogoi said, “I have apologised and condemned the comment made by a former minister of my cabinet and a sitting Congress legislator, but recently a few Union ministers also made derogatory statements. Has the Prime Minister condemned those statements?”, questioned Gogoi as he candidly added, “Some people have called me animal, some termed me a madman, but did I ever make any counter statement against them?”
Gogoi also slammed Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Smriti Irani on their recent visit and said, “Union Exterl Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj came to Assam, but she didn’t have any dialogue with the State government whereas we had many issues to be taken up concerning Indo-Bangla and Indo-Myanmar affairs. The same was the case with Smriti Irani. They came and attended party rallies, but couldn’t mage time for affairs concerning the State.”