Kokrajhar: The Bodoland Students’ Union (BSU) on Monday made a fresh demand to release NDFB president Ranjan Daimary as early as possible so that he can participate in the implementation of the recently signed MoS of BTR with the governments of India and Assam.
In a press conference held at BSU office in Kokrajhar, the general secretary of the union, Bonjit Monjil Basumatary said that sending back NDFB president Ranjan Daimary, who was one of the signatories of the Bodo Peace Accord, to jail was unfortunate. He said that being the signatory, the role of Daimary in shaping the BTR and uniting all factions was of utmost importance. He said an initiative was taken by Daimary to unite all the factions of NDFB for the smooth implementation of the clauses of BTR Accord and with this aim, he decided to organize a grand celebration of 34 years of struggle and sacrifice on February 24 in Udalguri but sending him back to jail had made the attempt go in vain.
Basumatary said that taking back Daimary to jail had hurt the sentiments of all activists of NDFB and well-wishers at a time when the peace accord was signed to bring in peace and stability in the region. He urged upon the Government of Assam to take measures to release Daimary on bail.
The president of the Kokrajhar district committee of the People’s Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM), Martin Basumatary also said that the participation of Daimary in the newly-created BTR was of utmost importance. He demanded that Daimary should be released on bail as early as possible.