Assam: Team Anna blames Gogoi for Maoist problem
Posted on: 08:32 PM IST May 15, 2012
Guwahati: Team Anna member Akhil Gogoi on Tuesday blamed Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for creating space for Maoist groups to operate in the state.
"Gogoi's government through its repressive policies has taken away the space from democratic opposition. In such a circumstance armed rebels and Maoists will emerge as the opposition", Akhil Gogoi, also leader of farmer body Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti(KMSS) told reporters on Tuesday.
KMSS, along with eight other organisations have announced a day-long agitation programme across Assam tomorrow against the recent alleged atrocities committed by state police and CRPF on unarmed anti-dam activists in Lakhimpur district.
Steps by the government to check spiralling inflation and grant of land pattas (deeds) to indigenous people was also being demanded.
Gogoi, who is an RTI activist, also demanded an enquiry into the recent week-long power crisis in Assam.
"The latest power crisis was an artificial one created by the government. The purpose is to convince the people that big dams are essential for power generation. Even public sector firms like Power Grid Corporation and IOC are hand-in-glove with the state government in this," he alleged.
Gogoi said he would form a political party and contest the 2016 assembly polls in Assam.