Guwahati, Oct 15 (UNI) The All Assam Students' Union(AASU) and the Bodo Peoples Progressive Front(BPPF) today met for the first time and pledged to work for the upliftment of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
The BPPF team was led by the BTC chief Hagrama Mohillary. He was aided by Transport Minister Chandan Brahma as well as Emanuel Basumatary.
The AASU team was led by its adviser Dr Samujjal Kr Bhattacharya, president Sankar Prasad Roy and general secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi.
They held a closed door meeting in the Bodoland Guest House and later both sides said they wanted to develop better relations amongst all the communities living in the BTC areas.
''The foremost priority is to have peace and make progress in the BTC as well as in Assam,'' said Mr Mohillary. His view was echoed by AASU adviser Dr Samujjal Kr Bhattacharrya.
There were some conflicts between AASU and the Bodo leadership over targeting of AASU activists by unidentified miscreants inside the Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC).