Assam has been witnessing violent protests and bandhs affecting normal life in at least six districts since the Centre's announcement on Telangana. "I have appealed to everyone many times to stop bandhs, but it is still continuing. If bandhs and blockades continue like this, then we will have to take strict steps.”
"We are talking to them (agitators) and we are for a peaceful solution. For any progress in the positive direction, violence has to be stopped," Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati launching a new website for Assam Public Service Commission.
About his proposed meeting with the PM, who is also the Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, Gogoi said "I am going to Delhi and will meet the Prime Minister. I will definitely let him know about the demands. I will also try to meet Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issues related to demands of separate states."
On being asked to comment on the demands by various groups to organize tripartite meetings between the agitators, state and Central governments, the Chief Minister said, "I am hopeful of arranging a tripartite meeting."
The agitators have threatened to hold more bandhs and economic blockades of up to 1,500 hours if their demands of organizing tripartite meetings for creation of separate states are not met before Independence Day.


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