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Sacked Bodo chief vows to fight for freedom

K Anurag in Guwahati | December 27, 2008 19:28 IST

The sacked President of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) which is now in truce with Government of India, Ranjan Daimary alias D R Nabla has refused to heed to recognize the new president of the outfit Dhiren Boro and vowed to continue the 'struggle' for 'freedom' of Bodo tribe in Assam.

The general council of the NDFB which  was under tremendous pressure for alleged involvement of a section of its cadres loyal to Ranjan Daimary in October 30 serial blasts,  had  replaced Daimary  with vice-president Dhiren Boro as the new chairman in its meeting on December 15 last.

The general council also vowed to carry on with the peace talks with the Centre and resolved to participate (either directly or indirectly) in the next general election that amounts to giving up its demand for a sovereign Bodoland for the Bodo tribe.

However, the sacked president today refused to accept the resolutions adopted in the outfit's general council.

In a statement e-mailed to the media,  Ranjan Daimary alias D R Nabla today said, "I may not be the President of the NDFB of those who have capitulated the ideology and principle of the NDFB by submitting a memorandum on the 30th September, 2008 to the government of India and who have adopted a resolution to take part in Indian election but I am still the President of the NDFB that has been fighting for the last 22 years for the right to national self-determination, independence and sovereignty of the Bodo people."

"Whatever may come, as a President I will never surrender the ideology and principle for which thousands have embraced martyrdom and fought for 22 years. The NDFB belongs to those who will continue to fight for the liberation of Bodoland.'
Ranjan Daimary who is suspected to be based in Bangladesh and involved in masterminding the October 30 serial blasts in Assam with the help of a section of NDFB cadres loyal to him, has stated that though he had no objection to democratic election of a new president of the outfit but could not  'compromise with those who have deviated from the ideology and principle of the NDFB."  

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