Remove Gogoi, impose President`s rule in Assam: BJP

The opposition BJP today demanded imposition of President`s rule in Assam, alleging collapse of law and order under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s government.

PTI| Updated: Nov 26, 2013, 18:11 PM IST

Guwahati: The opposition BJP on Tuesday demanded imposition of President`s rule in Assam, alleging collapse of law and order under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s government.

"Both the Prime Minister and Chief Minister have accepted that Assam is a disturbed state and there is no peace here. Then why should Gogoi continue? The PM should dismiss this government immediately," BJP National Vice-President Bijoya Chakravarty told a press conference here.

"The Union government should recommend President`s rule in the state," Chakravarty said.

She alleged that during the last three tenures of Gogoi, lawlessness had increased, as also killings and kidnappings.

"Then what is he doing? There is a complete collapse of law and order in the state," Chakravarty said.

She also alleged that some members of the government have a nexus with poachers, and asked the law enforcing agencies to book them for the killing of `700 rhinos in last 10 years`.

On presence of Maoists in in the state, Chakravarty said "Maoists are getting active here. If this CM stays here for long, then the situation in Assam will very soon be like Jharkhand or Andhra Pradesh or Chhattisgarh."