TANGLA: “National political parties can never resolve the issues plaguing the indigenous people of the State. The people of the State should revive regionalism which will facilitate a local, pin-pointed outlook to solve the problems of the State and ensure that the genuine voices of the people will be heard by the mainstream,” said the president of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Promod Boro.
Addressing the people at a public meeting here at Kabirali in Udalguri district on Wednesday, the student leader lamented that the saffron party never showed genuine interest in resolving the long-standing statehood demand of the Bodo community. He further asserted that keeping the issue in mind, the student body had extended its support to the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) candidate, former Rajya Sabha MP, Urkhao Gwra Brahma for the 5-Kokrajhar (ST) HPC and former MCLA of BTC, Pradip Kr. Daimary for the 8-Mangaldai constituency in the forthcoming Lok Sabha election.
He further raised concern over issues of ST status and political rights to Bodos living outside BTC, including Karbi Anglong. The meet was also addressed by general secretary of NDFB (P), Govinda Basumatary and NDFB general secretary B Ohnjalu.
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