Daimary, who met the PM in Rajya Sabha following a brief adjournment of the house, said that he urged Manmohan Singh to send two union ministers to talk to the people of the region in the wake of their renewed agitation following the UPA's decision to split Andhra Pradesh and create a separate state of Telangana.

"The way Telangana has been given statehood, Bodoland should also be made a separate state," Daimary said. Daimary, who is the only MP of the BPF in the Rajya Sabha, said that the government should at least talk to people and tell them about its thinking on the demand for a separate Bodoland state.

"I told him that he should at least send two ministers to talk to the people and tell them what the Centre was thinking," Daimary said. The Assam MP said that the Prime Minister told him that he will discuss his demand. Daimary was among the members who went near the chairman's podium during question hour to press his demand related to the creation of a new state. The house witnessed two adjournments during question hour. The BPF is the ruling party in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District, with its president Hagrama Mohilary as the chief of the Bodoland Territorial Council.

(Agencies)

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