PM to address public meeting in Dibrugarh today

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Dibrugarh (Guwahati), Apr 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will address a public meeting in Dibrugarh, about 400 km from Guwahati, today.

According to sources, Dr. Singh, who represents Assam in the Rajya Sabha, will also address a public meeting in Dispur.

The visit is being held a day after at least seven people were killed and 61 others injured in two bomb blasts triggered by suspected ULFA militants in Maligaon area in Guwahati and Dhekiajuli near Tezpur.

Dr. Singh, who was earlier scheduled to address an election rally at Diphu in Karbi Anglong today, postponed his visit due to security reasons.

The decision to postpone the visit came after militant outfit, Karbi Longri N.C.Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) called for a 36-hour shutdown in the twin hill districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar from Monday evening.

The KLNLF, which has been waging an armed battle for "self determination" of the Karbi people, has called for the shutdown in protest of the government's negative response towards the outfit's desire to hold talks.

The two districts NC Hills and Karbi Anglong, which constitute the autonomous district parliamentary constituency, will go to polls in the first phase on April 16. (ANI)

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