By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, January 19: Sloganeering takes the stage when an authority continues to refuse to yield to repeated explations on a demand or demands. The Koch–Rajbongshis are about to shout the slogan – BJP hatao Koch–Rajbongshi bachao – yet again on their demand for separate Kamatapur.
All Koch–Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) president Biswajit Rai and general secretary Pradip Rai today said that the students’ body was ready to start a series of agitation from February 9 next in support of their demand for separate Kamatapur.
The BJP had given the Koch–Rajbongshis a number of assurances before the last Lok Sabha elections, but after coming to power at the Centre the BJP–led NDA government failed to meet any of the assurances. The two AKRSU leaders said that the series of agitation going to start from February next were to register their protest against the failure of the Centre to meet their demands.
According to the two student leaders, on February 9 they would burn the effigies of Prime Minister rendra and Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs (independent charge) Sarbanda Sonowal in protest against their failure to meet the demands of the AKRSU. This apart, they said, the AKRSU would show blacks at BJP meetings, stage dhar in front of BJP offices, etc.
On February 20, the two AKRSU leaders said, they would stage three–hour sit–in demonstration in front of all district and subdivisiol headquarters in the state.
The AKRSU, according to Rai, will also go for agitatiol programmes like 300–hour Kamatapur bandh, road blockade, rail roko, disobedience agitation etc. They said that all these decisions were taken by the students’ body at a meeting held on Sunday. The two AKRSU leaders further said that they would continue to shout the slogan – BJP hatao Koch–Rajbongshi bachao – till their demand for separate Kamatapur was met.
Meanwhile, the AKRSHU leaders said that they would soon take its decision open on the role to be played by the students’ body during the BTAD elections for the interest of non–Bodos residing in the BTAD.