By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam),Nov 10: Majority of the members of the Ex-BLT welfare society has slammed BTAD administration and government for depriving them of their due welfare and developmental schemes as well ex-gratia announced after the then BTC(Bodoland Territorial Council) accord in 2003.
A joint meeting of ex BLT members from four districts of BTC was held at Elashijhar in Kokrajhar district today where hundreds of ex BLT leader, member and cadres participated and discussed thoroughly on their due arrears of their ex- gratia and other welfare schemes .
The meeting resolved that BTC administration and state government has failed to deliver the welfare and development services after signing of historic BTC accord in 2003.The meeting decided to convene a general meeting of the Ex-BLT members in Baksa in the last part of this month.
The ex BLT members have expressed their displeasure for not getting any welfare and ex-gratia from the BTAD administration and governments till date.
After signing of the BTC accord in 2003, 3630 cadres of the BLT laid down arms and joined the mainstream.Most of the ex BLT members are self employed ,some have been engaged in government,but till date nearly 2000 members have not received the ex gratia promised and are leading a miserable life .
Pominent attendees were ex BLT leaders including ex BTC executive member Mono Kumar Brahma(Kokrajhar),Mithisar Goyary(Baksa),Janil Kumar Daimary(Udalguri) .
Brahma,who was the two time executive member in BTC council, said that BTAD administration and government couldn’t provide ex-gratia and welfare to the ex BLT members who had sacrificed their lives during the Bodoland movement and now they have been deprived of all packages .He said that ex BLT members will pressurize the government for clearance of all pending welfare and ex-gratia schemes.
He said that after the signing of BTC accord in 2003, ex-BLT leaders formed BPF and ruled the BTC administration since 2003 with the majority support .
He has admitted that some leaders and members of the ex-BLT have established their lives ,but several hundred cadre and members have not received the welfare and ex-gratia grants from the governments till date .
Former member of ex-BLT from Baksa district,Mithisar Goyary informed that there was a meeting in Kokrajhar today to discuss about the issues and grievances of the ex BLT members who are yet to get their ex-gratia and other welfare measures from BTAD as well as the government.
“We are waiting ex-gratia grants or rehabilitation opportunities from the governments since 2003.BPF ruled BTAD administration and governments are not showing sincerity while providing rehabilitation aspects of which why majority members are leading their life in a miserable situations across the state”, Goyary added.