Ailing Mother of ULFA ‘Commander’ Paresh Baruah Refuses Govt Help
ULFA ‘Commander’ Paresh Baruah’s ailing mother refuses financial help from Assam Government.
United Liberation Front of Asom’s (ULFA’s) militant ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Paresh Baruah’s family has suggested that the money given from the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for his ailing mother should instead be given to the needy and flood-hit people in the state.
I do not need help from the government...I am on the verge of death. That money can instead be given to needy and the flood-affected people.
— Miliki Baruah, mother of ULFA Leader Paresh Baruah
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi offered safe passage to Paresh Baruah, who has been on the run since the 1990, to see his ailing mother in his native place.
My son coming to see me only will not do. He has to assess the purpose for which he had gone away from home and then decide whether to come back or not.
— Mrs. Baruah remarked
Baruah’s three brothers Pradeep, Bikul and Bimal, who met the press at their house, also expressed the same views as their mother. They asked the government to use the Rs 1 lakh offered by the government to their ailing mother for the needy and the flood-affected people
Paresh’s coming will not be enough. He has to discuss with the people of Assam their hopes and aspirations and only after that decide to come or not... Where are Paresh’s comrades and the politicians who used to earlier come to take blessings from our mother? No one has come now to inquire how she is.
— Paresh Baruah’s brothers said
Gogoi had yesterday wished Mrs. Baruah, a social worker, for her speedy recovery and said that if Paresh Baruah desired to see his mother in his native place the government would consider it on “humanitarian grounds”.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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