From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, March 26: BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary said before a section of media persons here that the call of the NDFB (AT) was not based on fact.
He said the NDFB was not guardian of the people to ask them not to vote for BJP and AGP candidates. He said the voters would decide for whom they should cast their votes. He also said there could be some political force behind the statement of the NDFB and said their directive was ridiculous.
The anti-talks faction of the tiol Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) on Friday called upon the people of Bodoland region not to cast their vote in favor of BJP and AGP candidates. In a press statement, the general secretary of the NDFB (AT), BR Ferenga had said the NDFB and United tiol Liberation Front (UNLF) would stand against the BJP and AGP in the forthcoming assembly election slated to be held on April 4 and April 11. Ferenga said the Bodos of Brahmaputra Valley directly supported the BJP candidates during the parliamentary election in 2014 and made the BJP candidates win in Tezpur, Lakhimpur and Mangaldai but the BJP had forgotten their promises after forming the government at the Centre.
He said Union Minister Sarbanda Sonowal who won with the votes of the Bodos, had failed to act as per promises to the community but the BJP was going ahead with their mission to give citizenship rights to the Hindu migrants from Bangladesh. He also said the move of the Centre to give citizenship rights to the Hindu immigrants was nothing but to make over 50 lakh Bangladeshi immigrants as permanent citizens. He called the BJP an anti-Bodo party.
Ferenga also slammed AGP alleging that they had killed hundreds of innocent Bodos and raped Bodo women in the late 80s when they were in power in the State. He cautioned that the candidates of BJP and AGP would not be allowed to campaign in the Bodoland region and called upon the Bodos not to vote for BJP and AGP candidates in the forthcoming election.