Kokrajhar, May 5: “BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary wants to remain in news and that is why he has been making unnecessary remarks over Bodoland movement,” the ABSU chief Promod Boro said while reiterating that the Bodoland movement will continue till it achieves it goal.
Coming down heavily on Mohilary, Boro said that the BTC chief was making unnecessary statements fearing resurgent Bodoland movement in different parts of the BTAD region.
Mohilary on Friday remarked that some BJP leaders were extending support to the Bodoland movement launched by ABSU, NDFB-P, PJACBM and trying to defame BPF party in BTAD region.
“If someone wants to support Bodoland movement, we welcome them. We will continue our democratic mass movement till we achieve statehood,” he said urging the state government to solve the Bodoland statehood issue through holding tripartite talks.
Echoing a similar view, the president of NDFB-P Dhiren Boro also slammed BTC chief for his unwarranted remarks on Bodoland movement.
NH blockade continues
Meanwhile, the ongoing national highway blockade demanding Bodoland statehood entered fourth day on Saturday. After staging blockade at Kokrajhar, Kajalgaon and Barama, the road blockade was staged at Orang in Udalguri district.
Several vehicles were seen stranded on the national highway during the 12-hour blockade, which started from 5am.
Several thousand protestors with banner, placards sat on the national highway demanding early creation of Bodoland under Article 2and 3 of Indian constitution.
The protestors shouted slogans like divide Assam 50/50, we want Bodoland, no Bodoland no rest, we want justice which waved in the sky.
Several leaders of the Bodo organisations, apart from ABSU president Promod Boro, president of NDFB-P Dhiren Boro, ex-MP SK Bwiswmuthiary, leaders from Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Bodo Harimu Afad, Boro Somaj, NDFBP, PJACBM addressed the gathering.
The ABSU president Promod Boro criticised the BJP-led government saying that the BJP leadership had promised and gave commitment in both verbally and in written in its election manifesto during the last parliamentary election in 2014 to resolve the problems and issues raised by the tribal and backward communities and also to “resolve the demands for creating separate state in different parts of India including Bodoland and Gorkhaland if they would be voted to form a government in New Delhi.”