Security non-existent in Assam, say leaders

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Guwahati, Apr 2 (ANI): Candidates and leaders of various political parties asked their supporters in Assam to take care of themselves and not depend on the state.

The politicians said that the government had left them to fend for themselves. Security is nearly non-existent, they said citing example of the recent bomb blast close to where Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee was scheduled to address an election rally.

At least one person was killed and 18 wounded when a bomb went off in Jyotikuchi area of Guwahati on Tuesday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate from Guwahati, Akshay Rajkhuwan squarely blamed the State Government for vulnerable security. I think that people have to be very careful. We are not bothered about this bomb blast and we know that government is not able to give us security. So we appeal to our people, our voters, our supporters to take care of their own," said Rajkhuwan. handramohan Patowary, president, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) also blamed the government for appealing the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for peace during sports activities. All militants groups will try their level best to dominate the situation. It depends on government how it will dominate the whole situation," said Patowary. ore than 80 people were killed in a string of bombings in Assam last year. The attacks were attributed to militants from Bangladesh in league with the ULFA.

The ULFA is among more than two dozen armed groups, most of them fighting for political autonomy.

They accuse New Delhi of plundering the region's mineral and forest resources, neglecting the local economy and giving them back nothing in return. (ANI)

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