Kokrajhar: The United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO) on Saturday expressed hope that the bill for the new Boro Kachari Welfare Council would be brought and passed during the next budget session slated to be held from March 3.
Talking to this reporter, the general secretary of the UBPO, Anil Basumatary said they were extremely happy that the UBPO was one of the stakeholders in the Bodo Peace Accord signed between the Government of India, Government of Assam and ABSU and four factions of NDFB on January 27 where their president Mihiniswar Basumatary signed the historic accord. He said the MoS of BTR accord had included the formation of Boro Kachari Welfare Council for the Boro Kachari people living outside BTR for their socio-economic, culture, language and literature development and protection of their political rights. He thanked the governments of India and Assam for the bold step to create the new council.
Basumatary said an executive meeting of the UBPO was held on February 12 in Guwahati to discuss the proposed new council and strategies for planning and development. The meeting conveyed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and NEDA president Himanta Biswa Sarma for their urgent step to create BTR and Boro Kachari Welfare Council.
Basumatary said that minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and even Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had already announced that the bill for Boro Kachari Welfare Council would be brought during the next budget session and they were hopeful that everything would progress in a peaceful manner.
On the formation of the new BTR accord, Basumatary said they were satisfied with the accord and hoped that all the clauses of the accord would be implemented properly. He also hoped that permanent peace and stability would be established after the peace accord.