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Tinsukia killings make it clear CM failed to maintain law and order: Rawat

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Monday said the recent killing of five persons in

Assam's district made it clear that Chief failed to maintain law and order in the state.

He charged the BJP-led with failing to act on the warning signalled by the Congress, including former chief Tarun Gogoi, for long that its "divisive policy" would lead to further deterioration of law and order.

"The killing makes it clear that the has been negligent of maintaining law and order and this has been further compounded by the fact that the killers are yet to be traced and apprehended," the party's in-charge for told reporters.

Further, the chief has not assured the people that this will not happen again, alleged.

Five people, including three members of a family, were gunned down by suspected ULFA (Independent) cadres in district last Friday.

''Just giving Rs 5 lakh to the victim's family is not enough and much more is expected from the of a state," Rawat, former of Uttarakhand, said.

condemns the incident and on behalf of our Rahul Gandhi, I extend my deepest condolences to members of the bereaved families, he said.

The also hailed the Supreme Court's decision to include five more documents in the list of 15 documents on the basis of which the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process can be carried out.

''The through the NRC had again resorted to divisive of attempting to get five documents rejected for the NRC verification process but we are thankful that the has rejected it," said.

The Congress will never do 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, the Congress said the BJP rakes up the issue only before an election.

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

Meanwhile, former Duliajan MLA and minister and joined the Congress.

Rawat said he toured several places in Barak Valley, Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong in the last few days, and several people from (AGP) and the All (AIUDF) have joined the Congress.

''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.

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

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:05 IST