BTAD rights forum to boycott PM's Kokrajhar visit

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 17: The BTAD Citizens’ Rights Forum (BTADCRF) has appealed to the people of the Bodo politico-administrative setup to boycott Prime Minister rendra Modi’e Kokrajhar visit on January 19.

The Prime Minister has an official visit to Kokrajhar on January 19.

The general secretary of the forum, zrul Islam said: “For the sake of power, Prime Minister rendra Modi is going to surrender before BTC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Hagrama Mohilary.  It’s none of our business to talk about who the Prime Minister should stitch poll tie-up and where he should go. It’s the PM himself and the BJP to decide. However, we’ve to interfere on this issue as any understanding of the Prime Minister with Hagrama is going to have its impact on the fate of the violence-affected people in the BTAD. Corruption and firing power, etc., have sealed the fate of the violence-affected people in the BTAD. They are deprived of their rights and facilities. We’ve informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of these corruption many a time, but to no avail. Rather Modi is going to fly from Delhi to Kokrajhar to surrender before Hagrama, for the sake of power.”

Islam said: “Instead of seeking utilization certificates on the crore of rupees which the BTC got, the Prime Minister is going to announce an additiol package for the BTAD during his January 19 Kokrajhar visit. That the Prime Minister has been supporting the separate Bodoland demand has come to light now. If it’s not true, let the Prime Minister make an announcement during his January 19 Kokrajhar vist that there won’t be any Bodoland by splitting Assam, and that his government will rehabilitate all violence-affected people driven out from the BTAD within three months with a package same as that given to the Shikhs after the anti-Sikh riot in Delhi. Since the Prime Minister isn’t going to make any such announcements, we appeal to the BTAD people belonging to various communities to boycott the visit of the Prime Minister.”

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