Assam Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Ripun Bora said that as part of their organisational work in the state, the two right-wing outfits were giving arms and lethal weapon training to their followers in Geeta Ashram, in Hojai.
Bora also said that the VHP’s women wing volunteers called, ‘Durga Vahini’ were also given such training in Nalbari. Bora met union home minister, Rajnath Singh and handed over a memorandum. The leader demanded action against “those practising this without a valid licence”.
Bora also sought steps to stop such training in the state. Apart from that, the Congress leader also provided a video of the said arms training to Singh. Bora demanded action saying the state government failed to take any steps.
“The Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad have committed a serious offence by imparting arms training to their workers. It will incite and encourage extremist activity. The training is being given with a motive to attack the rival parties that will jeopardise the peace in the state,” he said.
The Congress also urged Centre to announce floods as a national calamity in the state.