Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Wednesday that his government will break the alliance with Hagra Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front(BPF), if allegations against the party’s involvement in killing Muslims are found to be true.
“I will severe the ties with BPF if they are actually involved in killing the Muslims. It will not take even 5 minutes for me,” Gogoi told reporters after meeting the victims of Narayanguri and Hagrabari villages.
He said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the incidents and the state government has separately investigating the massacre.
“We will take all possible steps to arrest the culprits. People have given us some names and a few are already arrested,” said Gogoi.
On demand for dissolving the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) by families affected in violence, Gogoi said, “I cannot comment on that as it was created by the Centre and is a Constitutional issue.”
The Chief Minister condemned the killings by Bodo militants calling it “inhuman, barbaric and uncivilised” and said the State government will take care of all the children, whose parents were killed by the Bodos.
BJP leaders Prabhat Jha, Shahnawaz Hussain and Krishnapal Gujar also addressed a number of rallies.