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Assam riots: Chidambaram to visit today

Assam riots: Chidambaram to visit today
Home minister P Chidambaram will visit violence-hit areas of Assam for two days beginning on Monday and review the security situation and relief and rehabilitation measures.

Chidambaram, who has been monitoring the Assam situation ever since clashes between Bodos and immigrant minorities broke out, will hold meetings with top civil and police officials and take stock of the law and order situation in four violence-hit districts - Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Bongaigaon.

The home minister is expected to visit a few relief camps and review the relief and rehabilitation steps taken for those who lost their kin and suffered losses during the violence which so far claimed more than 50 lives.

Chidambaram is likely to hold separate meetings with Governor J B Patnaik, chief minister Tarun Gogoi and his council of ministers.

Prime Minister Manomohan Singh had visited Kokrajhar on Saturday where he announced a Rs 300 crore package for the affected people.

The home ministry has so far made available 11,600 paramilitary personnel for the state to bring back normalcy in the riot-affected areas. agencies


Ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Sunday urged PM Manmohan Singh to immediately remove P Chidambaram and CM Tarun Gogoi for their ‘total failure’ to check violence in Assam.

Talking to reporters, JD-U chief spokesman Shakil Ahmed Khan and Bihar Food minister Shyam Rajak alleged that both Chidambaram and Gogoi proved to be ‘total failure’ in tackling the violence in the northeast state. The PM should remove both of them from their respective posts immediately, they demanded. 53 people were killed in violence while more than three lakh people were rendered homeless in Assam.
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