From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, November 24: The United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO) has urged the Government of Assam to form the Boro Kachari Autonomous Council for the safety, security and all-round development of Boro Kachari people living outside BTC jurisdiction during the winter session of the Assam legislative assembly.
In a press statement, the president of the UBPO, Mihiniswar Basumatary and spokesman Anil Basumatary said an executive meeting of the organization was held at Bathoupuri, Guwahati recently and they discussed the necessity of formation of Boro Kachari Autonomous Council for Boro Kachari people living outside BTC region for their all-round development as well as providing safety and security. They hailed the response of the State Government in the formation of Boro Kachari Autonomous Council and urged the government to take needful action to make it a reality during the winter session which is scheduled to be held from December 7.
The president and spokesman of the UBPO said they were hopeful that the Chief Minister was keen to form the Boro Kachari Autonomous Council and he assured the delegation of the organization during their meeting with Gogoi at his official residence on March 5 in presence of PWD Minister Ajanta Neog. They said several rounds of talks had been held earlier on the issue with Gogoi in presence of Ministers Ajanta Neog and Sumitra Patir as well as APCC president Anjan Dutta. The Chief Minister, Ministers and Dutta assured them to form the Boro Kachari Autonomous Council before the 2016 assembly election, they said adding that the issue was raised by MLAs-Pramila Rain Brahma and Bhupen Bora in the summer session of the assembly held in August where Minister of WPT&BC Sumitra Patir also assured the house to take necessary measures to form the council.
Meanwhile, the UBPO expressed remorse over the demise of former general secretary of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) Tarun Phukan recently and condoled his death.
The organization, however, appealed to the Boro people of Guwahati not to take part in the rally and procession programme of KMSS under the leadership of Akhil Gogoi, alleging that Gogoi’s programmes were politically motivated and common Boro people should not succumb to his ulterior motives in the near future.