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Who helped Soobodh escape?

Amid statewide anger on the Silapothar incident, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleged the BJP-led government’s role in the clash that left at least 10 AASU activists injured.

Talking to reporters at the Assam assembly premises, Gogoi said that without any help from the government side the NIBUSS leader could not have escaped.

“I doubt some police officials helped him escape. How  he could escape without any help from a place like Silapothar where surface communication is not so convenient.”

Gogoi further dared AGP leadership to pull out of the cabinet if they are not really a part of it. Criticizing Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Gogoi said the AGP founder president and two time chief minister could have mount pressure on the govt.

The Congress veteran accused BJP leaders’ comfortable association with the Silapothar culprit. “Even Nitin Gadkari was flanked by him. How it was possible?” said Gogoi.

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