AGP alleges Congress not in favour of solving ULFA problem

Guwahati, Oct 24 (PTI) Asom Gana Parishad president Chandra Mohan Patowary today alleged that the ruling Congress in Assam does not want a permanent solution to the ULFA problem in the state.

"They do not want a solution to the ULFA problem but was trying to deal with it in a political manner," Patowary told reporters here.The Congress is playing a "political game" in the issue of holding talks with the outfit and wasn't taking any concrete steps in taking the talks process forward, he said."Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi himself said that he had no problem if the five top ULFA leaders, including chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, were released from the Guwahati Central Jail.

Why are the leaders then not being released?," he said.The opposition leader also demanded that the construction of mega dams should be stopped immediately and the Congress should refrain from making it another political issue."All scientific studies by experts have shown the adverse effect of mega dams on biodiversity and it should be immediately stopped," he added.