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BNC urges NDFB factions to join hands

Kokrajhar, Dec. 3: The Bodo National Conference (BNC) has urged the warring factions of the NDFB to take a united stand on a range of issues.

Talking to reporters here after a meeting of the BNC today, its chief convener and BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary said the organisation has everything to gain if the factions sink their differences and stand united. “The NDFB was one before it split. They should stay united to fight for a common cause,” he said and urged the Songbijit faction to join hands with the Ranjan Daimary group.

“Peace process with the Ranjan Daimary group is already under way. We appeal to the groups to join hands in the peace process for a lasting solution,” he said.

Borgoyary said the BNC team would soon meet Daimary to share ideas and thoughts on the next course of action on the peace talks, which the Daimary group is likely to carry forward having entered into a ceasefire agreement with Delhi and Dispur.

According to the suspension of operations, which was signed on November 29, two designated camps will be set up in Udalguri district and at Panbari in Dhubri district for the outfit’s cadres. The NDFB (R) has submitted a list of 579 cadres, both armed and unarmed.

Borgoyary said the BNC would also appeal to Daimary to send representatives for exchange of ideas and thoughts in the next BNC meets.

Expressing concern over the situation in the BTAD, he said certain forces and agents were trying to create communal tension.

“We do not want such tension in the region,” he said and urged organisations and people not to be misled by such forces or agents.

Taking names of Oboro Suraksha Somittee, the BNC leader urged Oboro, Orabha or Ona organisations not to isolate a community by forming organisations that hurt the sentiment of a community.