New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the ethnic violence-hit areas of Assam on Tuesday. During his one day programme, Rahul will go to the trouble-torn districts including Dhubri and Kokrajhar, where the violence between the local Bodos and Bangladeshi settlers has snowballed into a major crisis.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde have already visited the state.
During his visit, Rahul will also be meeting the victims taking refuge in some of the camps. More than 80 people have been killed in the violence.
There was also exodus of northeasterners from states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra following rumours of backlash over the Assam violence.
Condemning as "unacceptable" and "painful" the incidents, Sonia Gandhi had in the recent Congress Parliamentary Party meeting pitched for "strictest possible action" against those who targeted people from the northeast.
"The strictest possible action must be taken against those who deliberately seek to divide us, incite and provoke people by their incendiary speeches and aggressive actions," she said.