Under the joint aegis of ABSU, NDFB (P) and People's Joint Action Committee of Bodoland Movement (PJACBM), a huge meeting was held at Assam's Kokrajhar on Tuesday to press for the creation of separate Bodoland.
Thousands of people joined the rally and shouted slogans demanding Bodoland imbroglio's immediate solution.
Speaking to the media, former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma said it was unfortunate that the movement groups that are seeking new states have resorted to the Centre's apathy to launch series of agitation.
He said the time had come to act as promised by the government.
India's government has postponed the creation of new states in India systematically, he said.
India's government has delayed the creation of new states in India systematically, he said.
He also added that the ball is in the Centre's court and that its commitment should be fulfilled.
Brahma said the call for a separate Bodoland state to be established is not fresh.
Over the past many years, the Bodos have been seeking the separate state.
When they came to power, the BJP had vowed to solve the Bodoland problem, but they forgot their promises, he said.
“The time has come for the government to solve the Bodo problem,” he asserted.
Addressing the gathering, PJACBM's chief convenor Rakesh Boro said the New States movement will continue until it is fulfilled by the government.
He questioned why Bodoland was not created by the Center if the same could create union territory of the state of Laddakh and J&K and Telengana.
He also warned that the country-wide movement for new states will be harder in the days ahead if the government fails to take concrete policy on the creation of new states.
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