Sensation prevails after the Tamulpur constituency candidate of the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), Rangja Khungur Basumatary, went missing on Wednesday.

There has been no whereabouts of the Tamulpur Assembly constituency’s BPF candidate since the morning of Wednesday.

The BPF workers suspect that Rangja Khungur Basumatary alias Ramdas Basumatary might have been kidnapped by any of the anti-BPF parties, which have fielded candidates for the seat.

Basumatary, who remained busy campaigning till Tuesday (March 30), has not been seen at Tamulpur constituency in Baksa district under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) since Wednesday morning.

The party candidate’s missing has shocked the BPF, led by the former chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Hagrama Mohilary.

Hagrama Mohilary, the president of BPF, which has snatched ties with the BJP, has remained vocal against Assam finance minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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BPF joined the Grand Alliance, led by Congress, ahead of the Assam Assembly election.

Tamulpur Assembly constituency will go to polls in the third phase of the three-phased Asam Assembly election, on April 6, 2021.

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While the first phase of the Assam Assembly election 2021 was held on March 27, the second phase of polls will be held on April 1, 2021.

The BPF will fight the Assam Assembly election 2021 with the symbol, plough.

This was shared by former executive member of Bodoland Territorial Council and BPF leader Ganesh Kachari during a press conference at the office of BPF in Tamlupur.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that there is possibility of Basumatary joining another party.

A total of 12 candidates have filed nominations for the Tamulpur Assembly seat.

The ruling United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) has fielded Lehu Ram Boro.

The Bharatiya Gana Parisad (BGP) has fielded Nirmala Das.

The other independent candidates, who have filed nomination papers, include Yaswanta Chouhan, Satyanath Kalita, Royen Narzary, Nilomani Rajbangshi, Dimbeswar Rabha, Nagen Chandra Das, Ramcharan Deka and Keshab Chandra Rajbangshi.

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