Rabya Sabha MP from Assam, Biswajiyt Daimary on Monday lambasted Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar Sarania for spreading "misinformation" about the upcoming 'Bodo peace pact'.
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"This has become a culture of the people...whenever there is something happening, the people start protesting based off of rumours" Daimary lamented, slamming the indefinite 'bandh' called by the All Koch-Rajbongshi Students' Union (AKRSU) to protest against the inking of the pact between the Bodo stakeholders and the Central and State Governments.
"Some people...such as Naba Kumar Sarania...for their own benefit, are trying to mislead the people and sway the people. Nobody needs to fear this Accord...or be any apprehensive about it..there is no question of specific rights for the Bodos or the non-Bodos", Daimary said, allaying fears that the pact shall harm the interests of the non-tribals living in the area.
"This new Accord will not harm the interests of any community or any religion. There were many issues that the Bodo organizations had. Since these were not getting resolved, the Bodos had demanded that the Government give them a separate state -- Bodoland. Now, the Government has agreed to their demands, within the state of Assam...", Daimary assured.
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"For 50 years the Bodos struggled...demanding that their language be safeguarded, their schools and colleges should be set up there", Daimary said, pointing out some of the issues that the community has been demanding the solutions to.
Meanwhile, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that the much-anticipated signing of the Bodo Accord between the Government and the four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) will be held at 1:30 pm today.
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