Kokrajhar, Sept 1: A team of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), under the leadership of Rupjyoti Kurmi, Congress MLA of Mariani (Titabor) constituency, on Friday met the chief of BTC, Hagrama Mohilary, who is also the president of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF).
The visit of Congress MLA has raised speculation among the political circle at this point of time. Kurmi claimed that he met Mohilary as the president of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha to discuss about the complete rehabilitation of Adivasi displaced people in BTC. Questions were raised as to why Kurmi met BTC chief and BPF president Hagrama Mohilary when the displacement took place seven years before the BTC was created.
Talking to reporters, Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi said that recently he had been made president of Assam Chah Mazddor Sangha (ACMS) and he called Mohilary in that capacity.
Kurmi said that during the year 1996, a riot took place in Kokrajhar, now in BTC region, and many people had lost their land and properties. All the displaced Adivasi people had not got back their land although 22 years have passed. “To solve these problems we discussed with BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary and requested him to take certain initiative for riot-affected people,” he said.
Kurmi added that the BJP and BPF alliance might not last long as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured Rs 1000-crore package for BTC but that amount had not been released as yet. He also said the Congress and BPF could have an alliance for the greater interest of the people.