The Telegraph
Tuesday , March 11 , 2014
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AKRSU to decide on poll role

Bongaigaon, March 10: The Biswajit Ray faction of All Koch-Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) will decide its role in the Lok Sabha polls after consulting with its apolitical organisations during a conclave here on March 12.

“Neither the Congress nor the BJP have projected a single candidate from Koch-Rajbongshi community for any of the Lok Sabha seats,” Ray said here today.

Ray was speaking to reporters after announcing the AKRSU’s revised agitation programmes for a separate Kamtapur state, ST status to Koch Rajbongshis and holding of third round of talks with government.

The AKRSU has called a 36-hour Assam strike from March 13 and 100-hour wheel jam from March 25. The Koch-Rajbonshi National Forum has supported the strikes called by the AKRSU (Biswajit faction).

On supporting pro-talks Ulfa leader Hira Sarania, who is an Independent candidate supported by non-Bodo groups for Kokrajhar seat, Ray said they could not back a candidate who was not in favour of a separate Kamtapur.