The ABSU, PJACBM & NDFB-P have decided to support the Urkhao Gwra Brahma-led United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) party candidates in two constituencies in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls – U. G. Brahma (5 Kokrajhar) and Prodeep Kr. Daimary (8 Mangaldai).
Informing this during a press conference at Bodofa House here in Kokrajhar on Friday, Promod Boro, president of ABSU and Gobinda Basumatary, general secretary of NDFB-P said, “We have decided to support the party candidates fielded by the UPPL in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls in Kokrajhar and Mangaldai seats for many vital reasons. We also request the people in general to support both the candidates and elect them with maximum margin of votes.”
The ABSU and NDFB-P leaders, who have been fighting for a separate Bodoland state, said, “We want dynamic, sincere and efficient political leader in both the constituencies to maintain value base politics, peaceful coexistence, ensure good governance, proper implementation of central and state sponsored projects and optimum development in both the constituencies.”
They said, “We want to elect our candidates to eliminate the misunderstanding, trust deficit among the communities and also to work efficiently for permanent solution of the long pending Bodo issue, expedite peace process with ceasefire underground groups like NDFB (P), NDFB and other groups of Assam and Northeast.”
They further said that they want security for all sections of people to ensure equal right and protection of the identity and culture of tribal and other ethnic people of BTC and Assam.
The joint movement groups also appealed to the voters not to choose any corrupt and divisive politicians as their candidate for the 17th Lok Sabha after 72 years of Independence.
The tribal and other ethnic and non-ethnic Indian citizens of BTC region and Assam have witnessed so many unrest situations for political mishandling of some vital issues in the last couple of years by some immature political representatives elected from both the constituencies, they said.
“As Parliament is the highest policy-making body of the nation, we have the responsibility to elect an efficient candidate who understands the democratic values and have obligation towards constitution and people of this region and country as whole who will also adhere for the solution of the various problems and issue of the tribal and non-tribal people of the state,” they further said.