ABSU – All Bodo Students Union, had taken out rally of around 15000 Bodo people hat at the sprawling parade ground at Amingaon in outskirt of Guwahati on the occasion of 25th anniversary of Bodoland Statehood movement. The separate state of Bodoland was started in 1987, led by late Upen Brahma.
Interestingly, not many news papers from Assam or TV media had reported the massive rally by ABSU supporters from Bodo tribe which form the largest tribal population in Assam. Except Telegraph and Sentinel, no other news paper has published the news with any prominence.
Addressing the rally, the ABSU president Promode Bodo said, “Our demand for statehood dates back to 1987 and we are closely watching what decision the UPA government takes about Telangana statehood movement . There will be no rest if no Bodoland. We are prepared for a prolonged phase of peaceful mass movement.”
The people coming to the rally holding placards shouting ‘no Bodoland no rest’, ‘Divide Assam 50-50′ etc cheered the leader when he said the UPA government should start dialogue for Bodoland as they had initiated process of formation of new state in the national level.
It may be mentioned that Bodo People’s Progressive Front( BBPPF ) led by Hagrama Moilari is junior partner in Congress Government in Assam. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had publicly announced many times that no more state will be created out of Assam again.