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BPF to launch students’ wing

Kokrajhar, Jan. 16: The Bodoland Students’ Union, the students’ wing of the Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF), is set to be formed tomorrow.

Sources in the BPF said the students’ wing of the party would be formed and its members’ names announced tomorrow at a meeting to be held at Bodoland University, Kokrajhar.

Sources, however, refused to divulge the names of those who will lead the BSU. “A few names have come up, but we cannot say anything today. We have to wait till tomorrow for a final announcement,” a source said.

The formation of the students’ wing of the party came ahead of the coming parliamentary elections.

The BPF at present has one MP — Sansuma Kunggur Bwiswmuthiary from Kokrajhar — in Lok Sabha.

A meeting was held today on the university campus in which students and youth leaders from various colleges participated.

The students’ union will be formed on the lines of the NSUI, ABVP and the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena (students’ wing of Shiv Sena) and will comprise students of all communities.

BTC chief and BPF president Hagrama Mohilary said the union would work for the interest of the student community in the BTAD.

He said the union would aim at dealing with various difficulties and problems of students and different social issues. It would also maintain peace among different tribes and ethnic communities, he said.