Guwahati, March 11, 2019
At a time when all the political parties have pulled up their socks to give a fight in the ensuing general election, the scheduled of which has been declared by the Election Commission of India recently, the former Assam director general of police Ghanashyam Murari Srivastava on March 11th, 2019, while making a staggering claim, said that the Congress had come to power in the state in 2001 with the help of the banned militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).
As the state is busy to go to polls in three phases to be held on April 11th, 18th and 23rd, 2019, GM Srivastava, who also served as DGP of Tripura, accused the Congress of having a nexus with the ULFA-I and said, “ULFA was directly involved in Assam’s Assembly elections in 2001. The outfit group helped the party win the elections.”
Srivastava also said, “We had intercepted a message of ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah, wherein he passed an order to their comrades to attack the candidates of Assam Gana Parishad (AGP). In the same message, he ordered the men to kill the candidates of another political party as well.”
It may be mentioned that the Congress came to power in 2001 polls with 71 seats while the AGP could manage only 20 seats. Since 2001, the Congress ruled the state for three consecutive terms.
The 1972 batch IPS officer of Assam and Meghalaya cadre, Srivastava was appointed as DGP of the state in 2008 and security advisor to the chief minister in 2013.