Mamata to do Vote-Bank Politics in the name of Tinsukia Killings in Assam
GUWAHATI: A delegation of Trinamool Congress lawmakers will visit the families of the people who were killed in Assam's Tinsukia district by suspected ULFA terrorists, the party said on Friday.
"In the next couple of days, a delegation of Trinamool MPs/MLA will visit the families of those brutally killed in Tinsukia. Humbly, our party will stand by the grieving families and assist them at this difficult time," the party said in a statement.
The terrorists shot dead five individuals, including three members of a family, near Kheronibari village in Tinsukia, Assam.
On Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed anguish over the killing and said an "environment of violence" was prevailing in the country.
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee sought a court-monitored inquiry and called for the resignation of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the incident.
However, this is being seen as a political stunt for Mamata Bannerjee to gain political mileage with the upcoming elections. "Like it or not, there is some conflict brewing between people in the state and with the NRC and Citizenship Amendment Bill debate at full peak, this move by Mamata looks like her intereference in Assam's political scenario," said a political observer under condition of anonymity to G Plus.
(With inputs from NDTV)
File photo of Mamta Banerjee