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GUWAHATI: The All Bodo students' Union took to the streets in demand of a separate state of Bodoland curving out of Assam by organising a grand mass gathering in Kajalgaon of Chirang district in BTAD.
More than 30000 people from all walks of life participated in the mass convention to extend their solidarity to the cause for a separate statehood.
Many national leaders like P. Nirub Reddy of Telengana movement, Manish Tamang of Gokha Movement, UG Brahma, ex MP of Asaam etc pressed the centre for early creation of a Bodoland state for good governance and public administration.
Pramad Bodo, President of ABSU said, "The UPA deprived us by stating earlier that they would not create new states, but they did create Telengana. The present NDA is in peace talls with NSCN but they do not have to discuss with us at political level. We demand them to take the matter of a separate statehood forward otheriwse more stern action would be taken."
Notably, a few days back, the ABSU also took a symbolic step for demanding separate statehood by sending mass letters to PM Narendra Modi. Thousands of students, people of BTAD posted letter to Narendra Modi in BTAD urging early creation of Bodoland.
Earlier also the representatives of ABSU met Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on the issue of seperate statehood.
In Assam, different organisations have been raising demand for four seperate states out of Assam- one state for the Bodos, one for the Karbis, one for the Dimasas and one for the Koch Rajbanshis. Demand for separate statehood has been intensified after the creation of Telengana out of Hyderabad.
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