NDA government pressured me to go ahead with 'secret killings': Former Assam CM - IAMC
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NDA government pressured me to go ahead with ‘secret killings’: Former Assam CM

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi claimed Wednesday he was under pressure from the previous NDA government at the Centre to continue with the “secret killings”, a practice “rampant” during his predecessor Prafulla Kumar Mahanta’s tenure.

The BJP rubbished the allegation as “baseless” and accused the veteran Congress leader of doing “divisive politics”, while Mahanta hit back, insisting it was under the Congress rule that extrajudicial killings started in the state.…

“We were pressured to continue the secret killings, but we did not do it. When I took over (in 2001), the BJP wanted the secret killings to continue and Advani wanted to send KPS Gill as the governor for this reason,” Gogoi said.…