Bodo leaders meet Manmohan Singh in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug. 7 (ANI): A delegation of Bodo leaders met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Wednesday, and demanded the creation of a separate Bodoland state.

Lok Saba MP Sansuma Khungur Bwiswmuthiary, who was a part of the Bodoland People's Front delegation, after the meeting said that the Prime Minister assured them of starting a discussion on the issue at the highest political level.

"He gave us a patient hearing and told us that political level discussion will start very soon at the highest level . He will entrust the task to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for this," he said.

The Bodo leaders submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, and hoped that the UPA leadership will take a 'positive' political decision for creation of Bodoland on the lines of Telengana.

Bwiswmuthiary, who was interacting with media outside the Parliament here, further said they would also be meeting Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in this regard.

The Bodoland Members of Parliament had earlier on Monday staged a protest outside the Parliament for creation of a separate state.

The Bodo People Front had earlier sent a notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to raise the issue in the House.

The demand for Bodoland gained ground following the Centre's nod for the creation of a separate state of Telengana. (ANI)

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