Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We won’t surrender our ideology, principle: NDFB

KOKRAJHAR, Dec 8: The National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) led by Ranjan Daimary today made it clear that it would not surrender its ideology and principle before the Government of India, but would fight for the rights of the Bodos.

In an e-mail, NDFB secretary general N Dinthi Gwra said, “We have always been maintaining that we are not against talks to resolve the Indo-Boro political problems. However, unlike Gobinda Basumatary, we can not give up our ideology and principle before starting talks with India”. He congratulated ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and deputy chief of army staff Raju Baruah for their firm political stand and expressed solidarity with the ULFA. He also said that it was surprising and ridiculous how Gobinda Basumatary, who had compromised the principle and ideology of the NDFB and surrendered before the Government, could appeal to Arabinda Rajkhowa not to surrender before India.

“The claim made by Gobinda Basumatary and Rwjab Deka at a press conference on December 5 that Rwjab Deka made an escape 10 months ago from the Boroland Army General Headquarters is nothing but a blatant lie and a cheap propaganda,” Dinthi Gwra said adding that Rwjab Deka, the then commandant of the Third Battalion who was elected as the organizing secretary of the NDFB, was relieved from his duty on medical ground.

“He was suffering from kidney malfunction and his left kidney was operated on August 20, 2008 and within a few months his right kidney developed the same symptoms. At the same time, he was diagnosed as Hepatitis A and B positive. So he was relieved on February 13, 2009 for medical treatment. Despite his poor health, he continued to work for the party for which we are grateful to him. We also wish him a speedy recovery,” Dinthi Gwra added.

“He was elected as the organizing secretary of the NDFB only on the basis of his seniority, he said and adding that he was defected to the designated camp on November 18, 2009, and knowing his defection, the National Council’s Meeting held on December 5, 2009 after consulting the senior Boroland Army officials elected B Naison for the post of the organizing Secretary of the NDFB.

In his message, Dinthi Gwra said that within last one year, there had been many occasions where cadres from designated camp came out and joined them. “In September, as many as 16 cadres mostly seniors from the designated camp came out and joined them but they did not make it public, he said adding, “There are many cadres who want to join us coming out of the clutches of the so-called leaders who have derailed from the path of ideology and principle of the NDFB,” he added. THE SENTINEL

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