Guwahati: The banned Paresh Barua led
faction of ULFA has decided not to call any Assam bandh from
April six to April 15 in view of the upcoming Rongali Bihu
celebrations in the state.
"We have decided not to go ahead with our earlier
plan of calling bandhs during the visit of the head of the
government and other senior central leaders to the state in
the interest of the indigenous people during the forthcoming
Rongali Bihu festival", the outfit`s Publicity Incharge
Arunodoy Dohotiya said in a statement e-mailed to a news agency on Tuesday.
The interest of the Assamese people "are our topmost
priority and on the request from different sections of the
society we have decided to suspend our bandh programmes
temporarily", he added.
The outfit would, however, continue to oppose the
visit of central leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh to the state.
The outfit had called a bandh on April two protesting
against the Prime Minister`s visit to address two poll rallies
during the first phase but it failed to evoke any response
with people coming out in large numbers to attend the rallies.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Barpeta
and Mangaldai assembly constituencies in Lower Assam on April