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party in-charge of Assam, Harish Rawat Monday said the killing of five persons in Tinsukia made it clear that has failed to maintain law and order in the state.

The senior leaders of the Congress, including former have been warning the government for long that its "divisive policy" will lead to further deterioration of law and order but the failed to act, he told reporters here.

"The killing makes it clear that the has been negligent in maintaining law and order. This has been further compounded by the fact that the killers are yet to be traced and apprehended," he said.

Moreover, the has not assured the people that such an incident will not take place again. "Just giving Rs five lakh to the victims' families is not enough and much more is expected from him", Rawat said.

The five people, including three of a family, were killed and two others injured at Kheronibari village under station limits in Tinsukia on the night of November 1.

condemns the incident, he said adding on behalf of he extended his deepest condolences to members of the bereaved families.

Turning to the NRC exercise in Assam, he hailed Supreme Court's decision to include five documents in the list of 15 on the basis of which it can be carried out.

"The through the NRC state coordinator had again resorted to divisive of attempting to get five documents rejected for the verification process. We are thankful that the has rejected it", he added.

The will never resort to on the NRC and "We hope genuine Indian citizens will be given justice as we view it as a logical conclusion of the Accord which the people of the state want", the said.

Referring to the issue of in Ayodhya, Rawat said that the BJP rakes up the issue only before polls.

"The matter pertaining to the dispute is before the and will come up for hearing in January. It is time that makes it clear whether BJP has faith in the judiciary or not".

Former Duliajan MLA Amiya Gogoi rejoined and joined it.

"Our doors are always open for people who believe in peace, prosperity and development of and those who are determined to defeat the divisive forces of BJP", he added.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:15 IST