The United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) on Monday stepped into the Deendayal Upadhyay debate in Assam. The banned outfit warned the BJP government in Assam against imposing Deendayal on the people of the state by naming educational institutions on his name.
In a press release issued by the banned outfit, the group strongly opposed the state government’s move to set up colleges in the name of Deendayal Upadhyay and a university in the name of Rabindranath Tagore. It said naming educational institutions after persons having no contribution to the state is not acceptable. The previous Congress government also named various institutions after persons having no contribution towards Assam, it said.
Further, ULFA(I) asked the NEEPCO and NHPC to leave Assam and threatened of serious consequences if the companies fail to do so.
The ULFA(I) in their statement said water released from the NEEPCO’s Ranganadi project created havoc in north Assam, while the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri project of the NHPC would create more trouble for the people.