ULFA (United Liberation Front of Assam) on Tuesday (Nov 11) alleged that RSS (rightwing Hindu group) was behind the deadly October 30 blasts in Assam and ethnic violence in Bodo Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD).
The blast claimed 85 lives while 55 people died in the ethnic violence in BTAD areas.
In an e-mail statement, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa further alleged that Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah was an agent of RSS and was blaming ULFA to cover up his involvement in the blasts.
“Whether Sarmah is in Congress or AGP, he is in reality an RSS agent and to cover up his involvement is making misleading statements like ULFA and Jehadi are the same,” he said.
Rajkhowa claimed the ULFA has enough evidence to prove RSS’s involvement in the October 30 blasts in four towns of Assam, including Guwahati.
“A few months ago, the ULFA in its mouthpiece Freedom had mentioned about the secret directive sent by RSS to carry out blasts in different parts of the country but the state government took no steps in this direction,” he said.
Moreover, the recent blasts in different parts of the country and the subsequent arrests have also proved that RSS and BJP are involved in blasts in states ruled by non-BJP governments, Rajkhowa alleged.
He said that ULFA has never targeted indigenous Assamese population and has no links with jehadi or any other religious fundamentalist organisation.
*Source: Press Trust of India
Tuesday, November 11, 2008, (Guwahati)