GUWAHATI (March'14) - Keeping the 2016 Assam Assembly
elections in mind, several organisations representing the Koch Rajbongshi
community have decided to form a political party to fight for a separate
State of Kamatapur and granting of Scheduled Tribe status to the community.
Meanwhile, the Koch Rajbongshi organisations are yet to decide which
candidates to support in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.
A political convention of different organisations
representing the community was held in Bongaigaon on March 23 under
the auspices of the Koch Rajbongshi Jatiya Mancha which formed a 12-member
committee to study the issues relating to the formation of the new
party. The main aim of the party will be to launch a political fight
for the creation of a separate State of Kamatapur and ST status to
the Koch Rajbongshi community.
Meanwhile, the president of the All Koch Rajbongshi
Students' Union (AKRSU), Biswajit Roy told that the organisation would
not directly support any political party in the ensuing Lok Sabha
polls in the interest of the smooth progress of the tripartite talks
after the polls. He said that several candidates have already approached
them directly or indirectly, seeking their support in the polls. But
the AKRSU has not yet taken any decision on supporting any candidate.
However, Roy did not rule out the possibility of
extending indirect support to a few candidates. He said that they
made it clear that the AKRSU might consider extending support to candidates
who give a written assurance to forcefully raise the demands for creation
of a separate State of Kamatapur and ST status to the Koch Rajbongshi
people. "We have received assurances from many political leaders
in the past. But this time we will extend support only to those who
give a written commitment on our issues," he added.
Courtesy: by the President, AKRSU.