Elections for the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) in Assam took place on December 7 and 10 Credit: EastMojo Image

The newly-elected executive council for the Bodoland Territorial Council is likely to prove their strength on December 24, a senior member of the executive council said.

The Gauhati High Court ordered on December 22 that the new executive council prove their majority on or before December 26 in a floor test.

“We have the support of 30 members, including the six nominated members. We have decided to prove the strength on December 24,” a senior member of the executive council told East Mojo.

The incumbent Bodoland People’s Front won 17 seats in the recently concluded polls, four short of a majority. The Bharatiya Janata Party which heads the alliance in power in the state along with the BPF, chose to align with the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) and the GSP. The UPPL won 12, the BJP won nine and the GSP won one seat. Pramod Boro, the former chief of the All Bodo Students Union who joined active politics and became the chief of the UPPL after the recent Bodo pact, was elected the chief executive member.

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Hagrama Mohilary, the former chief executive member challenged the formation of the new executive council.

Devajit Saikia, a senior lawyer who represented the secretariat of the Assam governor in the High Court confirmed that the court has ordered a floor test on or before December 26.

“The court will further hear the case on January 11,” Saikia told East Mojo.

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