GUWAHATI: United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) leader Promod Boro welcomed Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi’s announcement for declaring Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) as Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). Promod Boro stated that it was a notable day for the people of BTR and he thanked PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam CM SarbanandaSonowal, Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, four factions of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), and all the leaders of the UPPL party.
Boro stated that on September 20 Home Minister Amit Shah ordered the Assam Government to implement all the clauses of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) agreement and accordingly the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) has been renamed as BTR.
Pramod Boro said, “Boro People living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam will get all the benefits and status of Schedule tribe. I hope the government will soon establish ‘Bodo- Kachari Swayatta Parishad’.”
Promod Boro also urged that the Government should do peace talks with all the armed militant groups including Adivasi armed militants to bring peace in the area just like the government did with the Bodo militant groups.
Earlier, BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary termed the BTR accord as unconstitutional. Commenting on that the UPPL leader said that the BTR accord does not violate any terms of the Indian Constitution and it is not unconstitutional in any way. On the other hand, BPF’s rally for cancellation of the BTR election and withdrawal of the governor’s rule is just a gameplay, said Promod Boro.