From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, October 3: The tiol Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-Progressive) on Monday celebrated the 30th foundation day of the organization at the desigted camp of Western Zone located at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar. The speaker of NDFB (P), B. Benga alias Sunil Basumatary hoisted the organizatiol flag while IK Dominic, assistant general secretary, lit the lamp for martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of Bodoland.
Speaking on the occasion, B. Benga said the outfit was founded on October 3, 1986 with a view to liberate Bodoland and to regain the ancestral land of the forefathers of the Bodos who had been neglected and suppressed by the colonials. He said they entered into ceasefire with the Government of India in 2005 and joined the peace process to bring permanent solution through peace talks. He also said the Government of India led by rendra Modi was yet to re-start the dialogue with the NDFB for peaceful solution.
Benga said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre had assured them for solution of Bodoland issue through peace talks but after coming to power, Prime Minister rendra Modi had not taken any proactive measures during his two years in power. He said the Centre should make sincere effort for solution of their demand. He said the outfit fought for over 20 years with the Government of India for Bodoland and they entered into ceasefire in 2005 for permanent solution of their problem but the talks were yet to yield positive result. He also said that they were hopeful for the solution of their long-pending demand during the rule of the BJP-led government at the Centre. He also said it was not possible to achieve their goal without the support of the people and democratic organizations.
The information and publicity secretary of the NDFB (P), S. Sanjarang said the NDFB-Progressive had been in peace parley with the government after ceasefire. He said the Centre should not prolong the solution of Bodoland issue in the me of peace talks but there should be durable measure from the Government of India holding talks in political level. He also said the ABSU, People’s Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM) and United People’s Party (UPP) had been extending their strong support for peaceful dialogue.
A public meeting was also held in connection with the celebration of the 30th foundation day with R. Daokha, assistant publicity secretary as anchor, where speaker of NDFB (P), B. Benga, convener of PAJCBM, Gorjan Mashahary, information and publicity secretary S. Sanjarang, MCLA Jotirindra Brahma and other guests spoke. The open meeting was also attended by the BTC MCLAs Jiron Basumatary, Jotirindra Wary, Jiron Basumatary and Guneswar Basumatary, education secretary of the ABSU, Kastom Basumatary, president of Kokrajhar district ABSU, Premjit rzary, vice-president of the NDFB (P), B. Jaiklong, member of tiol council, NDFB (P) B. Biisa and others.
Earlier, a mouthpiece of the NDFB (P) Udangshree was released by the Principal of Jata College, Serfanguri, Subung Basuamtary.
Meanwhile, the tiol Democratic Front of Bodoland led by Ranjan Daimary also celebrated its 30th Raising Day in Udalguri in a befitting manner. On the other hand, the anti-talk faction of the NDFB led by B. Saoraigwra also reportedly observed the 30th Raising Day in an undisclosed location and reaffirmed to fight for the liberation of Bodoland with new policy and vigour.