Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Situation in Assam and Orissa can't be compared: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) The Congress today said the Assam government had taken all possible steps to rein in violence in the state and the situation there cannot be compared to that of BJD-BJP ruled Orissa where attacks against Christians are going unabated.
"It was unfortunate that violence broke out in Assam... But the state government intervened immediately to bring the situation under control unlike in Orissa where the government did not do anything," Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said.
He was replying to questions on different standards adopted by the party in its stand on violence in Orissa and Assam and whether it will ask its chief minister to step down as it has done in the case of Orissa.
"There is a qualitative difference in the situation in the two states...The Orissa government did it deliberately while the Assam government did everything to bring the situation under control," he said. PTI

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