GUWAHATI, Feb 23 � The movement for a separate Bodoland State will intensify if the fourth round of tripartite dialogue scheduled on February 27 fails to come up with a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of different Bodo groups. This was announced here on Sunday by the ABSU, NDFB(P), PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF.
Addressing media persons, functionaries of these five groups warned that if the UPA government does not formulate a policy for resolving the Bodoland demand before the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the separate Bodoland movement will gain momentum through agitational programmes like a 1000-hour rail blockade.
�The attitude of the UPA government is totally discriminatory. If the Telangana Bill can be passed despite so much opposition, why is the same government turning a blind eye towards the demand for a separate Bodoland?� questioned Pramode Bodo, president of ABSU. He regretted that the Bodos have been deprived of their constitutional rights.