Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has accepted the claim of the UPPL-BJP-GSP to form the new council in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
Earlier, Pramod Boro-led United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Kokrajhar MP Naba Sarania-backed Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) requested Assam Governor Mukhi to invite them for forming the new council in BTR.
The magic number for forming the 40-member council is 21.
The Assam Governor has not invited the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), led by ex-BTC chief Hagrama Mahilary, despite the former ruling party was able to emerge as the single-largest party after winning 17 seats out of 40.
UPPL president Pramod Boro, who led the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) for several years, has won two seats in the BTC polls including Kokalabari and Goibari.
UPPL president Pramod Boro is all set to take oath as the new chief executive member (CEM) of BTC in an oath-taking ceremony, scheduled to be held on December 15.
At a time when UPPL-BJP-GSP combine is set to form the new council, BPF president and former BTC chief Hagrama Mahilary has requested the BJP to help it form the new council as the BPF continues to be a partner in the BJP-led coalition government at Dispur.
But North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor and minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has clearly said it cacnot form an alliance with the BPF in BTR.