ULFA violence not to affect democratic process: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the attack on the state Congress headquarters by the Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA will not affect the assembly poll process in any way.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 00:27 AM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi on Monday said the attack on the state Congress headquarters
by the Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA will not affect the
assembly poll process in any way.

"The ULFA is behind today`s IED blast but the people
will not be hoodwinked by their intimidatory tactics," Gogoi
told reporters after visiting the Gauhati Medical College
Hospital where two seriously injured partymen -- spokesmen
Mehdi Alam Bora and Akhya Rajkhowa -- were being treated.
"The activities of ULFA and other insurgents have
retarded the development process. The government and the
Congress party will not bow down to such tactics," he said.

Gogoi recalled how the ULFA was involved in the
killing of 17 school children on Independence day in Dhemaji
in 2004.
The government will not tolerate any such activity and
will strong steps to stop violence, he said.

Gogoi had earlier said that the anti-talk faction of
ULFA led by `commander-in-chief` Baruah had issued threats to
Congress candidates fighting the assembly election on April 4
and 11.

PTI