Kokrajhar: Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary said that his Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) will continue its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the BTC general election to be held in 2020.
While attending a meeting in Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Thursday, Mohilary said that his party will have a seat sharing agreement with its alliance partners. The party is hopeful that BPF will get a majority in the council, he said, adding that discussion with its alliance partners is going on for the upcoming BTC elections.
“The alliance partners would be given a seat sharing agreement to contest the council elections and for this necessary discussion is on,” said Mohilary.
Notably, BPF has reigned in the BTC ever since it was formed in 2003. The council was created with four districts under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The BTC legislative assembly has 40 seats.
The first election of the BTC was held in 2005, the second in 2010, followed by the third in 2015.
On the alliance with the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL), Mohilary said that he was ready to settle political unification, but not seat sharing, in the upcoming general elections. He said that the BPF always want a unification of parties in the BTC areas.
Mohilary firmly said that BPF had offered a Rajya Sabha seat and several seats to the UPPL if they come for a political unification with the BPF. He added that the BPF was working for the all-round development and welfare of all sections of society in the region.
Meanwhile, Mohilary laid the foundation stone for an RCC bridge over Gaurang river at Hekaipara near Titaguri in Kokrajhar on Thursday. The bridge would be constructed at a cost of Rs 8 crore by the land and revenue department of the BTC administration.