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ULFA calls Assam bandh on April 2 to protest PM visit

ULFA has called a 12-hour Assam bandh on April 2 to protest Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed visit to the state to campaign for party candidates for the first phase of Assembly elections, due on April 4.



Guwahati: ULFA has called a 12-hour Assam
bandh on April 2 to protest Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
proposed visit to the state to campaign for party candidates
for the first phase of Assembly elections, due on April 4.

In a statement e-mailed to a news agency, Arunodoy Dohotiya,
publicity secretary of the Paresh Barua-led faction of the
banned outfit said the shutdown has been called in line with
the announcement made earlier that ULFA would call a bandh
whenever a head of state or central leader visited the state.

"We want to drive home the point that people of Assam
will no longer be fooled by false promises made by Congress,"
the statement said.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to address election rally
at Dhakukhana in Lakhimpur on April 2.

The ULFA in an e-mail sent earlier had said the bandh had
been called as the Prime Minister had allegedly "failed to
keep his written promise to discuss all the core issues for
political solution of the Assam-India conflict".

All emergency services have been exempted from the
purview of the bandh which will begin from 6:00 am.

PTI

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