Tai Ahom youth organisation seeks early fulfilment of pre-poll promises
The TAYPA (Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad Assam) has urged the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led coalition State government to fulfill its pre-poll promises given to the Tai
GUWAHATI: The TAYPA (Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad Assam) has urged the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led coalition State government to fulfill its pre-poll promises given to the Tai Ahom community, at the earliest. The youth body also said that if the auhtorities concerned fails to do so, the organisation will be compelled to launch an indefinite agitational programme from September.
Addressing the media here at the Guwahati Press Club on Friday, TAYPA spokesperson, Gunakanta Gogoi added, "One of the two promises relate to the release of a "Development Fund" of Rs 125 crore for the community and also four other ethnic communities. The other promise made before the public was to provide autonomous council to the Ahom and also the Chutia community."
Gogoi warned, "If the government does not pay heed to our appeal then we will resort to various agitational programes in upper Assam."
He added,"If the Government of Arunachal Pradesh can provide ST (Scheduled Tribe) status to several indigenous communities of the State recently, the Government of Assam should also initiate steps for the overall development of the indigeneous communities including the Tai Ahoms. In this regard, we demand that the six indigenous communities of Assam be granted the ST startus at the earliest."
The six indigenous communities of Assam are the Tai Ahoms, Morans, Muttacks, Chutias, Koch Rajbongshis, and tea tribes.
Steps should also be taken to provide a special package of Rs 1000 crore for the preservation and protection of the Ahom-era monuments, added Gogoi.
Also present during the press conference was TAYPA vice president (VP) Jayanta Gogoi, general secretary of the Kamrup district committee of TAYPA, Debajit Buragohain, its vice president Amal Gogoi besides other leaders of the youth organisation.