New Delhi, June 25, 2019:
Firebrand Bodo People’s Front (BPF) politician and Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Biswajit Daimary brought attention to one of the most serious issues faced by the people of Assam: the flood issue.
Daimary brought this up during his ‘vote of thanks’ yesterday at the Upper House of Parliament in response to the President of India’s address which he delivered to both Houses of Parliament on June 20.
“There is a great problem of floods in the state of Assam. Assam is a valley surrounded by hills, so when it rains, water gets clogged in the valley. Flood is considered a ‘natural disaster’, but it happens every time, every single year, again and again.”
Biswajit Daimary lamented that the Central Government is unable to see the problems of the people. “The Central Govt is unable to resolve this issue, nor provide relief” he added.
The Rajya Sabha MP said that people are requesting that this problem should be regarded as a ‘national problem’ and stated that the Central Government should consider resolving this issue once and for all.
It may be mentioned that Daimary also delivered a huge chunk of his address in the Boro languge . After speaking in Boro, he said: “It is a matter of great pride that this language has the most words to express emotions, or describe any object in the entire world. This is a very rich language, but we have been unable to tell anyone about this language, and researchers have not been able to determine where and when it originated”, he said.
Daimary also said that this language was widely spoken in many regions in Nepal, West Bengal, and Bangladesh as far back as 2,000 years ago.