Assam violence: JD(U) urges PM to remove PC, Gogoi



Patna: Ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Sunday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately remove Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for their "total failure" to check violence in Assam.

Talking to reporters, JD-U chief spokesman Shakil Ahmed Khan and Bihar Food minister Shyam Rajak alleged that both Chidambaram and Gogoi proved to be "total failure" in tackling the violence in the northeast state.

The Prime Minister should remove both of them from their respective posts immediately, they demanded.

53 people were killed in violence while more than three lakh people were rendered homeless in Assam.

It was a serious matter that the chief minister responded to the violence and riots very late and contacted the Centre for security forces three days after outbreak of clashes, Khan said.

PTI