Former NDFB-S chief B Saoraigwra 

Kokrajhar: A day after the announcement of dates of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections in Assam, the chief of the now-disbanded Saoraigwra faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S), B Saoraigwra, formally joined the ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) on Thursday. The BTC polls are slated for April 4 this year.

Saoraigwra joined the party in a party meeting held at Chirang block BPF office at Kashikotra in the presence of Assam minister and senior BPF leader Chandan Brahma, BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary and BPF leader Paniram Brahma.

The former chief of the banned outfit was one of the signatories of Bodo Peace Accord signed on January 27 this year.

Saoraigwra is going to get a ticket to contest from Chirang constituency from ruling BPF which is likely to announce its third list of candidates soon.

Notably, general secretary of the disbanded NDFB-S, B R Ferenga, joined the UPPL on Tuesday at Dotma in Kokrajhar along with several members of the organisation.

BPF already announced 18 candidates’ names for the elections and remaining seats are so far finalised, said a senior BPF leader.

After joining the party, the former militant leader said that all the cadres of the disbanded NDFB-S will follow his path and join the ruling party in some days.

“I am coming here in the party to serve the common masses for betterment and welfare initiatives of the common citizens.The BPF was working for the all-round development among the society and hoped that citizens are getting more services in the near future,” Saoraigwra added.

He also expressed confidence that BPF will sweep the council elections as, irrespective of communities, people are coming forward to support the ruling party.

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