PM and Sonia to visit Kokrajhar today

Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will today visit strife-torn Kokrajhar district in Assam to take stock of the situation.

Large-scale violence, which has rocked the state, particularly Kokrajhar and Chirang districts, has claimed 50 lives so far.

Immediately after their arrival, the Prime Minister and the UPA chairperson will go to Kokrajhar by a special chopper, official sources said. They are scheduled to visit a relief camp at Falakati and review the situation with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) leaders at Kokrajhar.

Both the leaders are scheduled to address a high-level review meeting with Gogoi, state cabinet ministers and top police and army officials.