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'Common man suffered the most during militancy in Assam'

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Assembly Hitendra Nath today said common people have suffered the most due to militancy in the state.

said this in the House amidst a noisy debate over law and order situation in the state.

While taking part in the discussion, both treasury and opposition traded charges as well as claims on the situation of law and order in the state.

"No debate can be allowed under Rule 54. Still I am flexible and allowing some discussion on the topic. It should not become a political blame game. Whenever there is law and order situation and militancy, all parties suffer. But the common people suffers the most and the maximum casualties are also from them, " he said.

Earlier, replying on behalf of Sarbananda Sonowal, who also holds the Home portfolio, claimed law and order situation in the state is under control.

"There may be some isolated incidents. But overall it is better. There has been no leniency towards the militants. Due to militancy, AGP workers suffered the most," said Patowary, who was with AGP before switching over to the BJP.

Reacting to this, former Chief said that the situation started improving after the government came to power in the state in 2001.

"Yes, the situation is better. But it did not happen overnight. During our times also it was bad till almost 2006. Then slowly it improved. If you make an overall comparison, then workers are subjected to maximum attacks and casualties," he added.

On this, BJP MLA said the law and order in the state improved significantly post December 2014 attack in Kokrajhar after the current government came to power.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:05 IST
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