GUWAHATI, July 13 � The Bodo Sahitya Sabha while alleging that the Tarun Gogoi government has been apathetic towards the aspirations of the Bodo community and its culture and literature, has decided to approach the Narendra Modi government for solution to its myriad demands raised since a decade back.
Addressing mediapersons here on Friday, Kamalakanta Mushahary, general secretary of the Sabha accused the ruling Congress of conspiring against the Bodo community and warned that if the Narendra Modi government does not heed to the demands of the Sabha it is going to launch an agitation.
�An eight-member delegation of the Sabha will leave for New Delhi and will submit an eight-point charter of demands to the Prime Minister insisting his intervention to solve the problems faced by the Bodo community and Assam at large,� said Mushahary, adding that if the Modi government does not take any step within a month, the Sabha will announce its agitational programme.
The Sabha has insisted that the government protect the tribal belts and blocks and initiate action to free such protected areas of encroachment that has been rampant of late. The Sabha will also press Modi to resolve the vexed issue of infiltration in the State apart from insisting on a time-frame for update of the NRC.
�We will also demand upon the government to ensure that all funds meant for the development of the tribal people are properly utilized,� informed Mushahary, mentioning that the Sabha will request the Modi government to invite the insurgent groups including all the factions of NDFB and ULFA to the negotiating table for bringing permanent peace in the State.
The other demands of the Sabha include action on the issue of big dams respecting the sentiments of the people of Assam, promotion of Bodo language and culture and implementation of the Right to Education Act in true spirit in BTAD.