Reacting to the TMC delegation’s visit, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, 'We welcome their visit to meet the family members of victims, but we would request them not to issue any provocative statement, which could worsen and situation in Assam.'
Guwahati: Three days after the killing of five people by terrorists at the Kherabari area of the Sadiya Assembly constituency in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district, a delegation of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by the party's parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha Derek O’Brien visited Kherabari and met with the victims' families.
Apart from Derek O’Brien, the team comprised the party’s Lok Sabha MP Mamata Bala Thakur, Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haq and MLA Mahua Moitra.
After reaching the Dibrugarh airport at around 7:30 AM, the team left for the Kherabari area where the massacre had happened in the evening of November 1. The TMC leaders interacted with the bereaved families of victims.
The TMC delegation had announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of the five victims and assured them of all support.
TMC MP Mamata Bala Thakur said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had sent them to take stock the situation and the visit had a humanitarian reason. TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien said that they were with the families of the victims.
Following the Tinsukia incident, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had said that an "environment of violence" was prevailing in the country.
On Saturday, the All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation and a few other organisations called a 12-hour Assam bandh to protest against the Tinsukia incident.
Earlier, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal had said that a strong action will be taken against the perpetrators of the dastardly violence.
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Last Updated Nov 4, 2018, 8:55 PM IST