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Fresh demands for creation of Bodoland and Dimaraji

GUWAHATI: As if demands for Gorkhaland, Kamtapur or Greater Coochbehar weren’t trouble enough, now the Telangana issue has triggered fresh
demands for the creation of Bodoland and Dimaraji in Assam.

Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary raised the demand in the Upper House on Thursday. While Karnendu Basumatry, legislator of Bodo Peoples Front (BPF), a partner in ruling coalition in Assam, raised the matter of creation of separate Bodoland in the state assembly on Friday. It is the long standing demand, he said.

Legislators of BPF displayed placards in the state assembly
. Leader of the BPF, the chief executive member (CEM) of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Hagrama Mohilary said, When we were negotiating with BJP led NDA government in Delhi, we were informed that the Central policy did not permit division of any state to form a new one,".

Hagrama had once led erstwhile disbanded militant outfit Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT). The BLT was established on June 18, 1996 for creation of separate Bodo state but settled for an autonomous council in 2003.

BLT cadres who have joined the political mainstream with the signing of the peace accord and formation of the Bodoland territorial council (BTC), have contested the assembly elections 2006.

Leaders of BPF had a meeting on this issue on Thursday on this issue. Assam minister for Transport and a leader of BPF Chandan Brahma, We have raised it in the house and we will carry this demand forward democratically, .

Assam chief minister, Tarun Gogoi said, We want to stay together. We will look into their problems. There is demand for separate state -Kamatapur, Bodoland, Upper Assam. We also demand lot of thing from the centre but the centre does not give us all. We are pursuing with Centre the matter for giving scheduled tribe status to six communities. We will also form development council for tea tribes, Ahom, Muttack, Moran, Chutia and Koch Rajbongshis communities."

All Dimasa Students Union (ADSU) and the Dimasa People s Council (DPC) argued for the integration of the Dimasa inhabited areas. The organizations felt that demand is backed by political and historical facts. GUWAHATI: As if demands for Gorkhaland, Kamtapur or Greater Coochbehar weren’t trouble enough, now the Telangana issue has triggered fresh
demands for the creation of Bodoland and Dimaraji in Assam.

Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary raised the demand in the Upper House on Thursday. While Karnendu Basumatry, legislator of Bodo Peoples Front (BPF), a partner in ruling coalition in Assam, raised the matter of creation of separate Bodoland in the state assembly on Friday. It is the long standing demand, he said.

Legislators of BPF displayed placards in the state assembly
. Leader of the BPF, the chief executive member (CEM) of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Hagrama Mohilary said, When we were negotiating with BJP led NDA government in Delhi, we were informed that the Central policy did not permit division of any state to form a new one,".

Hagrama had once led erstwhile disbanded militant outfit Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT). The BLT was established on June 18, 1996 for creation of separate Bodo state but settled for an autonomous council in 2003.

BLT cadres who have joined the political mainstream with the signing of the peace accord and formation of the Bodoland territorial council (BTC), have contested the assembly elections 2006.

Leaders of BPF had a meeting on this issue on Thursday on this issue. Assam minister for Transport and a leader of BPF Chandan Brahma, We have raised it in the house and we will carry this demand forward democratically, .

Assam chief minister, Tarun Gogoi said, We want to stay together. We will look into their problems. There is demand for separate state -Kamatapur, Bodoland, Upper Assam. We also demand lot of thing from the centre but the centre does not give us all. We are pursuing with Centre the matter for giving scheduled tribe status to six communities. We will also form development council for tea tribes, Ahom, Muttack, Moran, Chutia and Koch Rajbongshis communities."

All Dimasa Students Union (ADSU) and the Dimasa People s Council (DPC) argued for the integration of the Dimasa inhabited areas. The organizations felt that demand is backed by political and historical facts.