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  • Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar Sarania promises to work for all

    Published on May 24, 2019

    By Preetam BC

    Kokrajhar: The newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) from Kokrajhar (ST) Lok Sabha constituency Naba Kumar Sarania maintains double standard on the issue of further division of Assam stating that he is against Bodoland demand but fully support creation of separate Kamatapur state by Koch Rajbongsis.

     

    Talking to Reporters in Kokrajhar today, Naba Kumar Sarania who was elected to the Parliament for the second time expresses gratitude and thanks to voters for their support saying that it’s the victory of the people and promise to work for all round development of the constituency and its people. He assured of giving due privileges and justice to all communities.

    Independent candidate Naba Kumar Sarania defeats Pramila Rani Brahma of BPF by 37786 votes.

    The MP was accorded a warm welcome by leaders and representatives of various organizations like AKRSU, ABMSU, AASAA,  ASS and Nath Yogi students union etc who extended support during the election at Kokrajhar Press Club today.

     

    Later addressing the Reporters, the MP said he is against further division of Assam and will oppose the move of creation of separate state of Bodoland. He however said he will support the demand for separate Kamatapur state.

     

    He also said the voice of separate state of Bodoland came to near end since he became MP in 2014 and as the BPF has also given up the issue of Bodoland statehood movement.

     

    The former leader of dreaded terrorist group United Liberation Front of Asom(ULFA) also said the party will overcome the Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) administration in 2020 by winning in majority seat in the council election due next year after his winning from Kokrajhar seat for the second time.

     

    When asked if this is contradiction to his earlier demands of exclusion of villages and scrapping of BTC Accord, Sarania got mixed up for a while before saying that he has only opposed the creation of Bodoland state but it does not mean staying away from participating in council election.

     

    On a question as to why he had been against the issues of tribal communities despite being a tribal MP representing from ST reserved seat, he assured o addressing problems of ST communities in the days to come. He also ducked the question of protection of tribal belts and blocks and unabated encroachment in tribal belts and saying that the land laws of 1947 is being in  force but this should be reviewed.

     

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