By- Staff Reporter | Date- May 22, 2012
The Paresh Baruah led hardliner faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam(ULFA) has called for 12-hout Assam bandh on May 26 to protest the visit of the united Progressive Alliance chairman and Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Guwahati on that day.
In a press release sent to Times of Assam, the assistant Information and Publicity Secretary Arunodoy Asom alias Arunodoy Dohotiya stated that. The press release also added that the outfit has called for the bandh to protest against “continued colonial occupation of India in Assam, and the government’s bid to set up nuclear warheads in Assam, for converting Assam to a thriving ground of illegal migrants from Bangladesh, efforts to set up National Counter Terrorism Centre and setting up of big hydropower projects in collusion with big industry names to exploit the water resources of the State”.
ULFA had called for a similar bandh on April 20 this year when Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had come to Guwahati to inaugurate the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Assam Legislative Assembly.