Guwahati: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Sunday said Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had failed in his duty as the state home minister as evidenced in the violence in lower Assam that had calimed 77 lives.
"The law and order machinery in the state has failed and Gogoi as the chief minister has to bear the responsibility for this," Ajmal, whose party is the largest opposition party in the state, told reporters here today.
The condition of the minorities affected in the violence was pathetic and they would not be able to return to their respective homes from the camps by August 15 as most are still traumatised.
``The government has to provide adequate security to the victims and allay their fears so that they can leave the camps``, he added.
The AIUDF leader said he had no personal grudge or enmity against Gogoi but if he failed to protect the lives and properties of people his party had to raise its voice.