ABSU urges government to hold political-level tripartite dialogue before April 26
Kokrajhar, April 10: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and its allied revolutiory organizations on Tuesday urged the Government of India to solve the decade-long Bodoland problem under the Constitution of India as early as possible. Talking to media persons at Bodofa House, Kokrajhar, the president of the ABSU, Promod Boro said, “Our attention is drawn to the recent contradictory statements of the two Union Ministers of State for Home Affairs and other functiories of the Government of India which are abomible and against the provisions of Constitution of India.”
He said the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, in a press conference stated that the Government of India had chalked out problems with ULFA (Progressive) and would sign a peace agreement any moment. He said the ABSU welcomed the move and had nothing to say against but at the same time Rijiju made a dubious and distorting statement that NDFB had factions which were not unimous regarding their demands for which it might not be possible to arrive at an early solution in their case.
“Rijiju has said an out-and-out lie. The fact is that no formal talk is being held with the DR bla group of the NDFB. Whatever tripartite talk is being held so far is only with the NDFB (P). How could Rijiju say that there is difference of opinion and demands among different factions of the NDFB without holding tripartite talk with both?” Boro said. He also said that Rijiju’s statement was false, baseless and without substance. It was nothing but a ploy to hoodwink the people for their failure and unwillingness to resolve the long-standing demand of creating Bodoland state, said the ABSU president.
The ABSU president said the present Government in India led by rendra Modi had proved to be the most irresponsible and most untrustworthy government that India ever had. Its actions always proved to be contradicting to its words. “The BJP leadership made tall promises during the election campaign of 2014 but none of these have been fulfilled so far, which apparently have proved to be blatant lies,” Boro said, adding that the BJP had committed 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 the party was voted to power in New Delhi. This is the fourth year of the BJP government but it has forgotten its commitment, he lamented. The ABSU will observe April 26 as ‘Betrayal Day’ if the Government of India fails to hold the tripartite talk before that date, organize a five-days tiol highway blockade from May 2 onwards and stage a 36-hour chakka bandh.