Insurgency problem must be solved within Constitutional means:Moily

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Guwahati, Oct 13 (UNI) All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and in-charge of Assam Verappa Moily today asserted that the state government was committed to resolving the insurgency problem of the state within the ambit of the Constitution. He was talking to reporters during his visit to the state after being assigned the responsibility of the party in Assam.

Mr Moily said the Congress government was aware of the problem of insurgency and wanted it to be resolved amicably at the earliest.

On ULFA's allegation that the Union government was not sincere towards the peace overtures made by the outfit, the AICC leader said, ''The Congress wants peace to be reinstated in the state. But the solution has to be worked out within the ambit of the Constitution, which is the best conflict resolution document.'' On the coming panchayat elections in the state, Mr Moily expressed optimism that the Congress would win the election as it had been winning every election in the state since 1998.

Conceding that there was insurgency-related violence in certain pockets of eastern Assam, he added that the government was confident of conducting the panchayat polls smoothly. He also spelt out directives for the state Congress leaders to maintain their stronghold in the grassroot level.

''The party should be our topmost priority and the leaders must maintain close ties with the workers,'' he said asking the party legislators and ministers in the state to submit details of their personal assets and liabilities to the state pradesh Congress, as per an AICC standing directive.

Mr Moily also directed Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to ensure that at least one minister spends at least one hour with the party functionaries in the state party headquarters every day and at least an hour with block-level party workers during visit to rural areas.


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