Guwahati, March 2: The Opposition has decided to harp on the Tarun Gogoi governments failure to prevent the violence at Beltola and the allegation by a PCG member about a tacit understanding between the state and Ulfa during the budget session of the Assembly, beginning tomorrow.
Legislators of all the Opposition parties met today to firm up the issues to try and put the Gogoi-headed coalition government on the mat during the monthlong Assembly session.
All the Opposition parties — the AGP, AUDF, BJP and the AGP-P — have decided to co-ordinate on the floor on common issues.
This is the first Assembly session after the Beltola carnage of November 24 .
The Opposition parties have alleged that the government failed to pre-empt the violence despite having enough time.
BJP leader Ranjit Dutta said the Opposition would raise the charges pressed by PCG member Hiranya Saikia, who alleged that the state government had reached a tacit understanding with Ulfa for the smooth conduct of the 33rd National Games in February and the one-dayer between Pakistan and India in Guwahati last year.
Despite the understanding, it is clear that the government is not at all interested in peace talks with the outfit. The arrest of a PCG member proves that, he said.
There is the Beltola incident and the Rabha problem. How could the administration do nothing to prevent the mayhem? Then there is the issue of price rise. The government is doing nothing to prevent it. The less said about law and order, the better. The government has failed on all fronts and we will seek the resignation of the government on all fronts.
Dutta, however, ruled out a walkout tomorrow. We will protest the failure of the government but will not stage a walkout during the governors address, he said.
Congress legislators and their partners BPPF, too, met separately this evening to prepare their strategies to take on the Opposition.
A Congress legislator said after a meeting this evening that the government would tomtom the panchayat poll results in favour of the party despite predictions to the contrary and the party doing well in tea garden areas despite the Beltola violence.
Sources said Dispur might release the report of the R.K. Manisena Singh Commission that probed the Beltola violence during the budget session. The report was submitted to the government this week.