NEW DELHI, Feb 17 � Upset with the slow progress of talks, NDFB (P) has reiterated its demand for change of interlocutor, suggesting four names including that of Meghalaya Governor, R. S. Mooshahary.
The Bodo militant outfit wants the Centre to choose the political interlocutor from among former Lok Sabha Speaker and NCP leader, P. A. Sangma, former chief minister of Nagaland, SC Jamir, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjay, besides Moosahary. PC Haldar is currently, the interlocutor for the talks.
The names were part of four demands made during a meeting with the Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram. A delegation of NDFB (P) led by its general secretary Govinda Basumatary called on the Home Minister at his North Block office here this afternoon.
The NDFB general secretary said that there were enough indications suggesting that Chidambaram too was not satisfied with the progress of talks. Political dialogue has not made much progress since last year, he added.
Two years have already passed but there is no forward movement, the NDFB (P) has complained.
The NDFB delegation called on the Home Minister to urge him to expedite the ongoing political dialogue.
The NDFB (P) has also demanded that the tribal belts and blocks be cleared off encroachers to safeguard the indigenous people from aggression of the illegal migrants.
The political leaders of Assam have already succumbed to the illegal migrants and as they are totally dependent on the vote bank of illegal migrants they would no longer be able to save Assam from submerging into Bangladesh, the militant outfit said.
The NDFB (P) has alleged that due to the utter apathy and negligence of the State Government over 60 per cent of tribal belts and blocks have been encroached by the non-tribals, as well as illegal migrants, NDFB (P) has said.