KOKRAJHAR, Aug 24 � The Congress-BPF alliance will continue despite the recent developments, said BPF supremo Hagrama Mohilary here today.
Talking to media persons here at the BPF office, Mohilary said that although BPF MLA Pradip Kumar Brahma has been arrested on his alleged involvement in the recent riot in Kokrajhar, this is not going to affect the ties between Congress and BPF in the government in any way.
The BPF supremo added that yesterday�s rail blockade by BPF supporters was peaceful and there was no report of any untoward incident. Expressing his apprehension that the clamping of curfew in Kokrajhar district might be a conspiracy on the part of district administration to arrest BPF MLAs, EMs and MPs, he demanded immediate withdrawn of curfew from the district. He further alleged that the �impartial district administration� is not willing to restore peace in the area for which curfew has been unnecessarily enforced.
He also criticized the administration for not arresting AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal even though there are several allegations against him regarding violence.
The BPF supremo said that a five-member delegation will visit Delhi to meet the Union Home Minister and Union Home Secretary on August 26. BPF MLAs have already met the Chief Minister and that a team of leaders of various Bodo organizations also met the Chief Minister today to discuss the recent situation of BTAD.
Mohilary revealed that there is no problem in rehabilitation and settlement of camp inmates who have land patta; however, those without such documents will not be allowed to rehabilitate in BTAD area. The State government may take them to some other place outside BTC area or else where, he said adding that the BTC is shortly sending documents to the Central government regarding encroachment of forest land, grass land and khas land of BTAD by illegal migrants.
He clarified that the violence in BTAD is not between Bodos and Muslims but between Bangladeshi migrants, who are mostly Muslims, and the indigenous Bodo people.