Why can a ceasefire on the lines of the NSCN in Nagaland be proposed?
The situation for a ceasefire in Nagaland was created by the Church and the student bodies. But in Assam, despite our requests, no NGO has come forward. We want these groups to exert pressure on the ULFA and motivate them.n What has your government done on the developmental front?A number of projects have been completed. The Numaligarh Refinery is nearly complete. The construction of a permanent campus for the Guwahati IIT is also complete. A broad-guagerailway line has reached Upper Assam. The frequency of Rajdhani Express has been increased. The Guwahati airport has been upgraded. A series of rural development and employment schemes is on at full swing. But all these achievements have been over-shadowed by the news of insurgent activities and killings. The media too is responsible for highlighting the negative issues…at the expense of good news. But haven’t the number of killings gone up in 1998? Yes, but the crime graph has been rising all over India. There are more killings in De