BARAMA, March 10 � Former executive member (EM) of BTC, Maheshwar Basumatary has slammed the All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) for participating in the BTC polls.
Addressing an election rally at Dhopargaon in Baksa district recently, Basumatary said �as ABSU is a national organisation, the students� body should not have joined party politics�.
Coming down heavily on the ABSU, the former EM of BTC said that if the PCDR conglomeration of seven organisations, including ABSU comes to power, the people of BTAD would have to go to the officers of ABSU and NDFB(P) for development work.
�If the people have to go to such offices instead of the Government offices, it can easily be assumed what kind of development would take place in BTAD�, Basumatary speculated.
He claimed that no development work had been undertaken in BTAD during the last five years. �The reason behind the lack of development in BTAD was due to Central Government funds being misused�, Basumatary added. He further said that there should be no discrimination between Bodos and non-Bodos �as all are residents of Assam�. Therefore, the demand for deletion of non-Bodo villages from BTAD should not be raised�, Basumatary reasoned.
He said that some vested interests have raised such demands for their narrow political gain.
�If we are voted to power, we will initiate strong action against the miscreants involved in violence in BTAD�, Basumatary promised.