People defy ULFA bandh to attend Cong anniversary
Over 10,000 people braved a 12-hour ULFA bandh to attend the celebration of the Congress-led Tarun Gogoi govt`s attended by Sonia Gandhi.
Guwahati: More than 10,000 people braved a 12-hour ULFA bandh to attend the celebration of the Congress-led Tarun Gogoi government`s completion of first year of its third term in office which was attended by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
ULFA`s anti-talk faction called the bandh to protest against Gandhi`s visit to the state and it evoked mixed response from the people.
All shops, business establishments, financial and educational institutions remained closed and vehicular traffic was thin.
All state government offices were closed as it was a holiday.
Rail and flight services were, however, not affected.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) arranged for buses to transport party supporters from different parts of the state to attend the anniversary celebration at the Indira Gandhi Stadium at Sarusajai.
The celebrations were held amidst tight security and no untoward incident was reported, official sources said.
The outfit called the bandh as a part of its `protest action` that it has initiated during the year against visit of any the senior government and political functionaries from the Centre to the state.