KOKRAJHAR, Jan 13: Expressing serious concern over the prevailing move from BJP-led NDA government to grant ST status to the six communities, who are regarded as populous and advanced communities in Assam, the Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Manch (BJSM) has urged Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary, who is also BPF president to break alliance government with BJP to the greater interest of the existing tribal communities in the state.
The BJP-led NDA government at centre had announced to enlist ST status for six communities in Assam, keeping aside the existing STs who are going to be worse affected in coming days. The social body strongly opposed the move to grant ST status to the six-communities and termed that it was a conspiracy to destabilise the existing ST people in the state.
In a press statement, working president of BJSM Daorao Dekhreb Narzary and secretary Jayanta Boro have accused that BJP-led NDA government has been trying to create chaos among existing STs who are enjoying ST status in the state. The manch also expressed resentment over the present development for granting ST status to the six communities.
BJSM leaders urged BPF president Mohilary to break down the alliance with BJP party and save the indigenous tribal people and held healthy integration.
The manch leaders also appealed all tribal organisations to come forward united and voice jointly against the government’s move to enlist new ST status in the state.