KOKRAJHAR, July 27: The national core committee of the National Federation for New States (NFNS) has resolved to intensify the nationwide struggle for creating new states in India. The representatives of all statehood demanding organizations on Thursday met in New Delhi under the chairmanship of founder president of the federation, Shreehari Aney.
The meeting was attended by representatives of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-Progressive), Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP), Indigenous People’s Front of Tipraland (IPFT), Kukiland State Demand Committee and Vidarbha Rajya Aghadi while Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State of Karbi Anglong expressed its inability to attend the meeting but expressed support to all the decisions to be taken in this meeting.
The joint meeting under the banner of NFNS decided to organize State-level statehood movement and ‘Dilli Jagao’ programme. Local political situations existing in each area were discussed and deliberated at length. All representatives present agreed to unite the statehood movements against the BJP in view of the BJP not fulfilling its promise of creation of separate/small states in India.
The president of the NFNS, Shreehari Aney stated that the meeting unanimously decided to impress upon the government at the Centre to formulate and announce a policy for creation of new states in the union of India. It also decided to set up meetings with leaders of national political parties like Congress, Aam Admi Party, CPM, Samajwadi Party, BSP and RPI to arrange symposium/seminar/dharna/rally in order to highlight the statehood issue in Delhi in October, 2018.
The next meeting of the executive committee of NFNS will be held at Darjeeling in the end of September and details of action taken with regard to the above resolutions will be discussed in the next meeting of the NFNS at Diphu in Karbi Anglong on August 3.