Opposition Alleges Assam Blasts a Political Conspiracy

Opposition parties in Assam, including the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BJP today alleged that the blasts on railway tracks was a conspiracy by the Congress government to divert people's attention from its 'misrule'.

Addressing a joint press conference by six opposition parties, AGP president Chandramohan Patowary alleged that the sudden spurt in blasts attributed to the NDFB was a "conspiracy by the government to divert people's attention from the multi-crore funds diversion scam in North Cachar Hills district in which several ministers are involved.

"The sudden sounding of an alert on possible attacks by the NDFB, holding up of trains for checking of tracks and then the blasts-- all smacks of a conspiracy," he alleged.

"If the government had information about possible attacks by the militant outfit, then why did it not take steps?" Patowary asked.

The opposition parties, including AGP, BJP, NCP, AUDF, Samajwadi Party and Bodo Progressive Peoples Forum, will organise a march on July 13 to the state secretariat to protest alleged corruption.