BAKSA: The All Adivasi Students' Association of Assam (AASAA) Baksa district unit on Monday organized a mass gathering programme at Nagrijuli under Tamulpur Subdivision in Baksa.
The programme aimed at creating awareness among Adivasi masses against the alleged discrimination of the BJP-led government as well as the tea company owners in increasing daily wages of the tea labourers to Rs 351, allotting land pattas, and granting ST status.
The programme was attended by education secretary of AASAA Raju Tirkey, Baksa district president Ranjit Orang, Commander of Birsha Commando Force Birsing Munda, AASAA workers of central committee, activists of Baksa district along with the leaders of many Adivasi organizations.[Also Read: Assam Live News]
Addressing the gathering of nearly 1,000 people, Raju Tirkey said, "We have been used as votebank by political parties. But no one gives importance to solve our burning problems. We casted our votes in favour of the BJP, but it is not interested to solve our problems. If our demands are not met before the Assembly election, than we will give a proper answer to the party in the polls."
Baksa district president Ranjit Orang said, "If the government does not take necessary actions to solve our problems, we will intensify our democratic agitation. We shall not be quite without getting ST status."