The Centre’s announcement on Telangana had its echo in Assam on Thursday, when the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), a coalition partner of the ruling Congress in the State, raised the demand for a separate State for the Bodos.
The lone BPF member in the Rajya Sabha, Biswajit Daimary made the plea in the House while welcoming the United Progressive Alliance government’s decision to create a Telangana State by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.
In the 126-member Assam Assembly, the BPF has 11 legislators, of whom three are in the Tarun Gogoi Cabinet.
Party president and Chief Executive member of the Bodoland Territorial Council Hagrama Mahilary convened a meeting in which two Ministers — Chandan Brahma and Rihon Daimari — were present.
Mr. Mahilary asked his party legislators to raise the Bodoland demand in the Assembly on Friday.