GUWAHATI: Bodo women activist Anjali Daimary’s decision to join in Hagrama Mohilary led Bodo Peoples’ Front (BPF) has stirred the politics in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) ahead of a pending council poll.
Daimary, sister of NDFB(R) chief Ranjan Daimary who was a signatory of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) accord, has believed to have surprised everyone and joined BPF even though BPF has recently demanded reviewing the BTR accord.
In January, the BTR accord was signed between the government, all NDFB factions and All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) for final settlement of demands in Bodoland was signed on Monday afternoon in New Delhi. Mohilary was also present during the signing of the peace pact.
“Joining a political party is completely a personal choice. However, being the sister of Ranjan Daimary, it was surprising that she joined the party which doesn’t believe in the BTR accord in which her brother is a signatory. Hundreds of the Bodo people have died for their rights and after a long-armed struggle, BTR accord was signed to bring peace and development in the region,” said All Bodo Student’s Union (ABSU) president Dipen Boro.
During the joining function of Daimary, the BPF chief Mohilary reportedly said that he dismissed the BTR accord and it needed to be reviewed again.
Former NDFB (Saoraigwra) group general secretary BR Ferenga who joined the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) said that Daimary though being a public figure has failed to assess the situation.
“I don’t want to comment on her decision but there is a wave of ‘parivartan’ is very strong in BTC now and she should have assessed it. People are tired of the BPF regime and their misrule. People of BTC will judge the decision,” Ferenga said.
Following her joining in BPF, the woman activist told Time8 that as a human rights activist, he has always fought for seeking justice for various issues and decided to join politics to take a clear stand.
She said, “I realised not only for me, but the time has also come for every Bodo leaders to concentrate on development politics.”