Bodo violence on, BPPF(R) and AGP seek Governor's intervention

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Guwahati, Apr 19 (UNI) The Bodoland People's Progressive Front (BPPF) along with both Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) factions and some smaller parties today sought the Assam Governor's intervention to end the ongoing Bodo violence, which led to the killing of at least 41 people in the past few months.

The BPPF and AGP leaders marched to the Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Governor.

BPPF spokesman Rabiram Narzary told a press conference here that the youth wing of the ruling faction of the Bodos had allegedly unleashed a reign of terror and hundreds of innocent people had lost their lives in these violence.

These forces had now assumed a new name of Bodo Royal Tiger Force(BRTF) and the BPPF today submitted a list of 52 camps from where the BRTF had been operating and ''terrorising'' those opposing the ruling faction.

Mr Narzary, who was also accompanied by former MP U G Brahma, said the BRTF cadres were former Bodo Liberation Tiger(BLT) militants, who were used by the ruling Bodo faction to dominate every sphere of the Bodo society from business to government contracts.

The fluid situation in the Bodo areas had witnessed the BPPF, non-Bodo political parties and ultra radical National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB) coming on one side, while the ruling faction as well as BRTF on the other hand.

The BPPF also alleged that the Congress was siding with the ruling faction and hence the BRTF had been openly terrorising people. '' As the ruling faction and the Congress are in alliance, the Congress has turned a blind eye toward the ongoing violence and retaliatory killings in the Bodo areas, '' said Mr Narzary.

Seeking immediate intervention of the Governor, the BPPF demanded from the Congress government to rein in the ruling faction and warned that if they were not stopped, the situation would further aggravate.


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