ULFA Chief’s Mother Refuses Assam CM’s Relief Fund Offered to Her

Paresh Baruah’s family rejects CM’s relief fund for his ailing mother, asks government to use it for social welfare.

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Tarun Gogoi (centre) at AICC headquarters in New Delhi, in August 2015. (Photo: PTI)

United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA Independent) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah’s family on Thursday refused Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for his ailing mother.

His mother, Miliki Baruah, and family suggested that the moeny be instead 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, Paresh Baruah’s Mother

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, offered safe passage on “humanitarian grounds” to the rebel chief – on the run for three decades – if he wished to visit his ailing mother.

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.
— Miliki Baruah, Paresh Baruah’s Mother

Paresh’s three brothers Pradeep, Bikul and Bimal, who met the press in their house, also expressed the same views as their mother.

(With inputs from PTI)

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