Guwahati: The opposition Asom Gana
Parishad (AGP) today accused the ruling Congress of carrying
out a massive "misinformation campaign" in Assam.
Addressing a joint press conference here, party
president Chandra Mohan Patowary and former Chief Minister
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said the ruling party was raking up old
issues of secret killing (of ULFA cadre) and LOC scandal to
"hoodwink" the people.
"A massive misinformation campaign has been launched
on the old issues which have been thoroughly probed and as
many as four inquiry commissions set up which failed to find
anyone guilty", they said.
In the last nine years of the Congress rule, none
of the commissions had pointed any finger towards the
involvement of AGP leaders, Mahanta said.
The leaders were reacting to the charges made by Chief
Minister Tarun Gogoi yesterday that the AGP leaders during
their rule in the late nineties were involved in secret
killing and LOC scandal that time.
The AGP leaders claimed that the Congress was scared
of the massive support that party received during its recent
"Jana Sanjyog Yatra" and was making such wild allegations.
Mahanta, the then chief minister, said the major
welfare schemes including establishment of two central
universities and bridges over river Brahmaputra was introduced
by his government.