Kokrajhar, July 28 (IBNS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday reached Assam's strife-torn Kokrajhar district to review the situation.
He visited relief camps in Kokrajhar and assured that the government would do 'everything possible' to help the victims.
"My government will do everything possible to help the victims. We are here to talk to the people directly," Singh said.
"I have come here to share your sorrow and pain. This is a time for healing," he said.
"This is no time for recriminations, we need to first help the people to rehabilitate and bring peace," Singh said.
Bad weather earlier in the day forced the special chopper in which Singh was heading towards Assam's strife-torn Kokrajhar district to return to Guwahati on Saturday.
He later reached Kokrajhar in an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter.
The ongoing Bodo versus Muslims clashes in the region that claimed nearly 50 lives and rendered lakhs homeless.
While Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was criticized for slow response to the violence, he blamed the Centre for the worrying situation.
Meanwhile, being widely criticised for the handling of the situation in the state Gogoi, a Congress leader himself, sought to point fingers at the Centre for delay in Army deployment saying the situation would not have deteriorated had it been deployed on the first day.
Underscoring a growing divide between the Congress leadership in the state and at the Centre, the chief minister said his government did not get any intelligence report from the Union Home Ministry that there was going to be such a flare-up.