BTC for separate Bodoland state
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 22:22
Kokrajhar: In an important decision, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution for creation of a separate "Bodoland" state carved out of Assam.

In the ongoing budget session, the BTC unanimously passed the resolution, adopted unopposed, which was announced by Emmanuel Moshahary, executive member of the council.

"It is unanimously felt by all the people of Bodoland that the contentious issues that has been in the interest of the people can be resolved only by creation of a separate Bodoland state", the resolution said.

The resolution alleged that the state has not been allocating annual plan fund to the BTC at the fixed ratio on the basis of its population and central funds are not directed to BTC straightaway.

The BTC in the resolution considered "strongly the central government's policy towards creation of new states as Telengana carved out of Andhra Pradesh".

The then Bodo Security Force (BDSF), which was disbanded and renamed as National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) had spearheaded a bloody agitation for a separate Bodoland state in the nineties but the demand was subsequently dropped with a faction of the NDFB surrendering and rival Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT) laying down arms and forming the Bodoland Progressive Front (BPF) to rule the BTC and be an ally of the ruling Congress.


First Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 22:22

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