Senior members of all the four factions of the NDFB pose for a photo session soon after signing the historic move Credit: EastMojo image

Kokrajhar: Ushering in new hopes of unity and integrity in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas, all the four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), in a historic move, decided to unify as one platform during a special session of the outfit at Bijni in Assam’s Chirang district on Tuesday.

Confirming the unification move, NDFB-P president Gabinda Basumatary said that the move was first initiated on February 8 after the grand welcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 7 in Kokrajhar.

He said that it was also decided to organise a meeting on February 11 where it was decided that all four factions of the NDFB will merge as one entity.

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“We have decided to unify keeping the greater interest of the organisation as well the Bodo people in mind. We want proper implementation of the Bodo accord in the coming days. We shall go with unity and tranquility to meet proper implementation of every clauses of the Bodo accord,” Basumatary said.

Basumatary, however, refuted reports of formation of a new political outfit. He also said that there is no move to float a new party from the organisation.

“Formation of a party is not a great job. We have two parties in our region, BPF (Bodoland People’s Front) and UPPL (United People’s Party Liberal). So we are not thinking about it so far,” he said.

Meanwhile, ABSU president Pramod Boro has hailed the unification decision within the NDFB organisation. He expressed hope that the unification decision within the organisation will help in ushering ray of hopes and aspirations of the Bodo society in the coming days.

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