Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Manch (BJSM) president Janaklal Basumatary has demanded that the ST certificate of Kokrajhar Lok Sabha MP Naba Kumar Sarania be cancelled stating that it is ‘fake’.

Basumatary during a press conference at Kokrajhar Press Club on Saturday said Sarania elected to the Lok Sabha for the second term producing a ‘fake’ ST certificate.

While addressing the reporters, Basumatary said, “The ST certificate of Naba Kumar Sarania should be immediately cancelled and step should be taken for a proper verification how he had received the ST certificate.”

Janaklal Basumatary (centre) addressing a press conference.

BJSM president Basumatary said the Sarania community is not enlisted as a Scheduled Tribe in Assam.

He said, “Naba Kumar Sarania has been elected to the Lok Sabha by misleading the ST communities and he has been cheated the ST communities.”

Basumatary said some members of the Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Manch including him had filed a complaint with Gauhati High Court and Supreme Court against Sarania challenging his ST certificate.

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: