NALBARI, Nov 11 - The Oboro Eikyo Mancha, a united platform of non-Bodo people residing in the BTAD, has decided to intensify its fight against the formation of a separate Bodoland with only 33 per cent of the population in the area being Bodos.
The Mancha, in a meeting held at Nalbari on Tuesday, resolved to take out a march to Raj Bhawan on November 23 to raise their protest against the call for a separate Bodoland in the State. This will be followed by another mass rally in the national capital New Delhi soon.
Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, MP of Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat, Naba Sarania, who is the chief convenor of the Mancha, said that to oust BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary from power, the Mancha will extend support to the proposal of the �great alliance� raised by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. He added that the Mancha will also fight to exclude the non-Bodo villages from the BTAD, and also for the right of land to all people living there. He further said that they have been raising their strength so that ticket could be issued in all BTAD constituencies in the 2016 Assembly election and for that it was for all types of alliances to oppose Hagrama Mohilary.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of Oboro Suraksha Samiti, BTAD Nagarik Suraksha Samiti, AAMSU, Adibasi Janagosthiya Sangathan, BTAD Nagarik Adhikar Mancha, Nath Jogi Autonomous Demand Committee and AAKRSU among others.