Reacting to chief minister Mamata Bannerjee's statement that her state would never be divided, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said: "If there is Telangana, there has to be Gorkhaland. We are planning our move in the light of new developments."
Ominously, he added: "It will be a final battle this time around."
The Bodos are equally eager. All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) vice-president Jiron Basumatary said: "We have waited decades; we cannot wait any longer. We will meet on Tuesday to chart out a series of agitations to press for a separate state."
The executive council of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) also met on Monday and reiterated a February 2010 resolution demanding the setting up of a separate Bodo state.