Mamata Banerjee to visit camps set up for Assam evacuees

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit relief camps set up in Alipurduar area for people fleeing neighbouring lower Assam districts in the wake of the attacks by NDFB(S) militants.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit relief camps set up in Alipurduar area for people fleeing neighbouring lower Assam districts in the wake of the attacks by NDFB(S) militants.

"The Chief Minister is leaving for Bagdogra by plane today and will go to Kumargram in Alipurduar tomorrow where the relief camps have been set up by the state government," CMO sources told a news agency.

Banerjee had said yesterday that her government was making necessary arrangements to help to adivasis coming to the state from Assam for shelter while expressing grief over the killings.

"The brutal mass killing of adivasis in Assam by armed extremists has deeply saddened me. I strongly condemn the heinous it," Banerjee had said in a post on Facebook.

"Many adivasi families have started coming to our state for shelter. We have made necessary arrangements to help them and we will continue to do so," she added.

The death toll in Tuesday's attacks by NDFB(S) and retaliatory violence by adivasis rose to 81 today with two persons succumbing to injuries in Sonitpur and Chirang last night and a charred body recovered from Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district this morning. 

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