All four factions of NDFB to meet at Tamulpur on Feb 12-13


GUWAHATI: After the signing of historic Bodo Peace Accord on January 27, speculation is rife about formation of a new political party in Bodoland Territitorial Region. Amid such speculation, all the four factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) are set to convene a joint meeting at Tamulpur in Baksa district on February 12 and 13.

On the other hand, general secretary of NDFB(S) BR Ferenga told reporters on Monday that it is the need of the hour to unite all the four factions of NDFB and Bodo community.

“Formation of new political party will come later,” Ferenga said on a diplomatic note.

According to NDFB sources, the two-day meeting at Tamulpur will discuss the implementation of Bodo Accord.  Formation of new political party or participation in the elections are likely to be decided after the discussion in the meeting.

All Bodo Students’ Union president pramod Bodo said that as a signatory of the accord it is the responsibility of the ABSU to ensure that Bodo Peace Accord is implemented properly. ABSU will prepare a roadmap in its delegation level meeting.

According to sources, ABSU is likely to make its decision within February 15. The Bodo Students’ body is likely to hold a convention and appeal the signatories to form a political party.

Meanwhile, reaction to the speculation about formation of new political party in BTR, Bodoland Territorial Chief Hagrama Mohilary said, “Everyone has right to form a political party. We have no issue with it. But AGP-BJP and BPF alliance will retain and form the government again.”