New Delhi, 20 July-2014: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday assured a Bodo delegation that his government would take all needed initiatives to resolve the Bodoland problem as soon as the Parliament session was over.
The ongoing budget session of the parliament will come to an end on August 14. The Bodo delegation also demanded Centre’s intervention to maintain law and order in the Bodoland area. “The Home Minister has assured us that the Centre will take the initiative to resolve our problems after the parliament session,” All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) president Pramod Bodo told The Sentinel. The ABSU president led a five–member delegation to meet Rajnath Singh in the evening highlighting their 26–point charter of demand. The ABSU delegation also submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister. “We have appealed to the Home Minister to resume the tripartite talks that was started in the UPA regime. We have also appealed to Rajnath Singhji to expedite the talks with different militant organizations,” said Bodo. The memorandum that was submitted to Rajnath Singh also demanded to implement the Forest Right Act in the State. The ABSU delegation earlier in the day called on Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and submitted a similar memorandum.
“The central ministers listened to us carefully and assured us that they will take all necessary steps in this direction,” said Bodo.