‘Ranjan Daimary expressed hope of peace in the BTAD as well as other parts of Assam, by speeding up peace talks with Government of India’
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 19: A five-member team of Bodo National Conference(BNC) visited the NDFB leader, Ranjan Daimary today to discuss on peace talks with the Government of India, at the Guwahati Central Jail in Sarusajai.
Speaking to The Sentinel, the BNC members said, they discussed issues on expediting the peace talks with the Government of India, with their leader who is presently serving term in the jail.
The BNC said, “Ranjan Daimary expressed hope of peace in the BTAD as a well as other parts of Assam, by speeding up peace talks with Government of India.”
Daimary said, the delay in the peace talks is only delaying the solution of the Bodoland problems. He said, we were always for the peace talks and if the Government co-operates, we can create the atmosphere for talks in jail itself, a BNC member quoted Daimary as saying.
According to the BNC convenor, Anjali Daimary, the NDFB leader had also said, “We have a positive mindset regarding the peace talks and therefore have refrained from any violent activities. We need that similar goodwill from the Government for it to be successful.”
The BNC team, however expressed concern that if the Government delays the peace process, the situation may shift in other directions.
The BNC also urged upon the Government to keep similar faith in the NDFB like it had in the case of ULFA and the DHD(J). “We hope to initiate a discussion between Government and Bodo groups soon to end all kind of problems and start a formal peace process. Ranjan Daimary should also be released along with other underground leaders.”
The BNC also informed that during the talks Ranjan Daimary was vocal about the need to start the peace talks soon. He had said, “Let the talks begin. We believe the result will be acceptable to all.”
The BNC also said that the members will arrange a cabinet meeting soon and head for Delhi to meet the concerned leaders.
Earlier on June 12, a team of BNC members had met Joint Secretary (Northeast), Ministry of Home Affairs, Shambhu Singh, and interlocutor PC Haldar to discuss the expedition of the peace talks with the NDFB.