From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 29: United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO), a common platform of different Bodo organizations, has emphasized the need of united political struggle among the Bodos to reach their goal.
The president of UBPO, Mihiniswar Basumatary said in a letter to select news group said they were displeased by the selfish politics among the Bodo leaders and said that the disharmony among the frontal Bodo leaders was helping opportunist elements to play foul politics.
Basumatary said that Bodofa UN Brahma launched the Bodoland movement with an aim to make the Bodos a master race in the world but the Bodo leaders had forgotten his ideology and philosophy for their power-hungry politics. “The disunity among the Bodos has posed a threat to our future,” he said and added that the Bodos were yet to be free from domition, suppression and oppressive policies. He also said that the dream of Bodoland state was possible through united political struggle but the Bodo leaders were reluctant to accept self-criticism, rethinking and positive mindset, besides conforming their mistakes.
“Most of the Bodos in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sibsagar, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Guwahati, Nogaon, Morigaon and Golaghat are not able to speak their mother tongue. Besides, many of them have forgotten to follow their traditiol dress. The Bodo leaders have responsibility to bail them out from the influence of culture and traditions of other communities but today their interest to protect the rich culture, tradition, language and literature of the Bodos is seen losing ground,” Basumatary said adding that the Bodos would experience another defeat in the forthcoming assembly election in 2016 if they continued to remain divided.