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Two-day Bodo meet begins in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar, Dec. 17: The two-day second annual convention of Bodo National Conference (BNC) began at Bodofa Nwgwr near the BTC secretariat here today.

Delegates representing various Bodo groups and organisations have arrived to participate in the convention where issued related to all-round development in the field of socio-economic, political, educational and cultural will be discussed and resolution adopted.

BNC chief convener and deputy chief of BTC Kampha Borgoyary said various issues on the political, educational, social-cultural and economic issues of the Bodos would be discussed during the convention. He said the issue related to recent development arising out violence in lower Assam and also on NDFB peace talks would also feature during the convention.

Borgoyary said since the formation, the BNC has been working to create a congenial and peaceful atmosphere not only among the Bodo groups but also among all sections of people.

He said killing, extortion and threats have stopped considerably since the formation of the BNC leaving aside the recent violence in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts.

“We have also been working and urging the various outfits like the NDFB, Ulfa to come forward for peace talks. We have also urged the government and meet the central leaders to create an atmosphere and hold talks with the outfits,” he said.

On the first day, an executive meeting of the BNC was held.

The main objective of the BNC, formed in 2010, was unification of Bodo groups and organisations and work out ways to bring unity, peace and development in the Bodo belt.

Since its formation, the conference has been working to ensure peace in the BTAD and bringing the NDFB and government together for peace talks to resolve long-standing political problems and initiating a united movement to chalk out an to create a separate Bodoland.