Gogoi hopeful about Hasina acting against militants

Guwahati, Jan 3 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has expressed happiness over Sheikh Hasina's victory in the Bangladesh elections and said that her coming to power is good for both India and Assam.

Gogoi said he was hopeful about Hasina taking appropriate steps to destroy camps of Indian insurgents and Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami (HUJI) militants there.

"It is a very good news for the people of India and particularly for the people of Assam also. I was looking forward to Hasina's victory. We know she is a friend of India. I am very much interested because all my insurgency, the bases are in Bangladesh," said Gogoi.

Gogoi added that he wanted the bases of the fundamentalists, including those of HUJI creating trouble in Assam, to be wiped out and expected Bangladesh's cooperation in this regard.

In the last few years, the role of the HUJI has been proved in several terror acts in India, including in Assam in November 2008, Varanasi in 2006 and Hyderabad in 2005.