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PCDR seeks SIT probe into corruption in BTC

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 4 � The People�s Coordination for Democratic Rights (PCDR), an umbrella body of 13 political parties and non-political organizations of the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) areas, has demanded creation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe into the corruption in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) since its formation in 2003.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, president of the Bodoland People�s Progressive Front (BPPF), Rabiram Narzary, who is also the adviser to the PCDR, said that the newly formed body is contesting in all the constituencies in the election to the BTC, scheduled for April 8, with the promise of equal rights for all sections of people living in the BTAD area and providing �good governance�. He said that eight of the 13 constituents of the PCDR are non-Bodo organizations.

Narzary claimed that the people of the BTAD area are fed up with the �misrule� of the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) and they are looking for an alternative. He said that the PCDR would be able to provide a viable alternative. He said that for the first time since its formation, the BTC election would see a meaningful democratic exercise as even national parties like the Congress and the BJP have fielded candidates in all the constituencies.

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