Replying to question by BPF MP Biswajit Daimari about forming Bodoland in line with Telangana, Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh ruled out any such possibility.
“There is no proposal at present to create Bodoland State,” Singh said. Regarding the formation of Telangana, a number of substantive points and procedural issues have to be addressed. These points are under consideration of the Government, Singh added.
Recently, ABSU ( All Bodo Students Union) has announced series of agitation demanding separate state Bodolonad to be carved out of Assam.
With NDFB also demanding same, the agitation for Bodoland may become violent in coming years much like in 1990s. Apart from Bodoland, Karbi and Koch Rajbongshi student organisations have also renewed their demand for separate states.
Most probably, Assam will witness many Bandhs in coming months.