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Hagrama backs ST status to six ethnic communities
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 KOKRAJHAR, Feb 10 - BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary claimed that BPF would not oppose the Centre’s decision to grant ST status to six ethnic communities of the state.

“We have no objection to grant of ST status to the six ethnic communities without disturbing other ethnic tribes,” he said on the sidelines of the 4th technical conference of the BPF at Kokrajhar here yesterday.

On the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016, the BTC chief opined that the issue needs an amicable settlement with consultation between AASU and the Centre.

He, however, parried a question on being asked about showing black flag to the BJP leaders. “The issue (Citizenship Bill) requires an immediate solution,” he reiterated.

Replying to a question in the aftermath of the AGP’s decision to break away its alliance with the BJP, Mohilary said, “AGP-BPF alliance is still intact in the BTAD”.

In this context, he revealed that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the State is now on a growth trajectory on account of growth-oriented schemes taken up by the Government.

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