KOKRAJHAR: The All India Bodo People's National League for Bodoland Statehood (AIBPNLBS), under the special initiative of former MP SK Bwiswmuthiary, was formed to re-launch the Bodoland movement in the second special convention of former All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) leaders, workers, supporters, intellectuals and leaders of Boro civil society organizations held on Thursday at Neervana Garden, Kokrajhar.
An ad-hoc committee of nine members was also formed headed by Sansuma Khungur Bwiswmuthiary as president, Gajen Hazoary, Sukracharjya Muchahary and Dr. Phukhan Chandra Boro as vice-presidents, Jebra Ram Muchahary, Nitya Nanda Basumatary and Daorao Dekreb Narzary as general secretary , joint secretary and chief convener respectively. Hiracharan Narzinary and Janaklal Basumatary were selected as advisors of AIBPNLBS.
Talking to reporters, Bwiswmuthiary said that the third Bodo accord signed on January 27, 2020 brought the concept of the misnomer 'Bodoland Territory Region'. He said that the detrimental political move of the State Government to grant ST status to the undeserving six communities by way of recommending to the Centre through the committee of the group of ministers headed by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma was aimed to exterminate all the aboriginal tribal people of Assam in totality. He also said that the State Government's humiliating policy decision to notify the most ancient and rich Bodo language as a mere associate official language of Assam was an ulterior design to deprive the Bodo language of getting the status of State official language. Bwiswmuthiary said the AIBPNLBS would demand for holding the general election to BTC within the month of October. Organized by the convener committee, former ABSU leaders, members, workers, supporters and well-wishers and intellectuals participated in day-long programme.
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