UDALGURI, Jan 20 - Bodo organizations � All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU), People�s Joint Action Committee for Bodolanad Movement (PJACBM) and the Progressive faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) on Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in demonstration in the heart of town demanding creation of a separate State and a permanent solution of the issue at the earliest.
The Bodo organizations flayed the present BJP-led Union Government saying that �mere announcement of packages cannot fulfill the aspirations of the people of Bodoland�. Pointing out to the Prime Minister�s famous lines �Na Khaunga, Na Khane Dunga,� a press release signed by Lawrence Islary, general secretary of ABSU, Dipen Boro, vice-president of ABSU, Jebra Ram Muchahary, chief convenor of PJACBM, B Sunthagra, chairman of NDFB (P), M Gerema, Home Secretary of NDFB (P) and Dhaneswar Basumatary, convenor of PJACBM ridiculed the present scenario in the BTC and said that the Hagrama-led BTC Council Government had already received huge amount of central packages amounting to Rs 750 crore for BTAD area development in the last 12 years and the CAG has claimed massive corruption and anomalies in central packages sanctioned to the BTC. They demanded a high-level CBI inquiry into the central packages already sanctioned to BTC.
The press release of the joint movement group also reminded the Prime Minister and the Home Minister of their announcement which said that all extremist problems of the North-East would be resolved soon within two years but the time of the announcement has already expired and the problems have remained as such till date. �The NDFB(P) has been under ceasefire since 2005 for a peaceful dialogue and has engaged in 40 rounds of informal and formal talks in the last ten years with the former (UPA) Government and so it is the duty of the present government as promised for an early solution to all extremist problems, especially the demand of NDFB (P)�, the press release quoted.