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Bodos Oppose Move To Disinvest, Privatise Bongaigaon Projects

The proposed move to disinvest Bongaigaon refinery and petrochemical limited (BRPL) and privatise Bongaigaon thermal power station (BTPS) has been opposed by a major section of Bodos currently demanding a separate state for the plains tribes of Assam. The two units are located in the area claimed by the Bodo groups, and were set up in land earmarked for tribals. It is alleged that the proposed move would adversely affect the livelihood of Bodos.. In a memorandum to Union minister for petroleum Janeswar Mishra, the Bodoland state movement council (BSMC) has said the units had ...