Guwahati, December 13
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal blamed opposition Congress and “communal forces” for widespread violence in the state over the last two days, saying strong action will be taken against those involved in arson and vandalism during the anti-citizenship bill protests.
Sonowal also said the violence was part of a political conspiracy against the BJP-led government in Assam and asserted that he was committed to protecting the rights of the indigenous people of the state.
The chief minister said the government will not tolerate any violence and strong action will be taken against anyone involved in vandalism. “No one, who is involved in violence, will be spared” he said.