The Bodoland People’s Party (BPF) led by Hagrama Mohilary has snapped the ties with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Assam Assembly election 2021.
The grand alliance was formed in January with Congress, AIUDF, Communist Party of India, CPI (Marxist), CPI (Marxist-Leninist) and Anchalik Gana Morcha.
BPF president Hagrama Mohilary, the former chief executive member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Council (now Bodoland Territorial Region), made the announcement on Saturday.
Mohilary on his Twitter handle announced that the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has taken the decision to snap ties with BJP for joining hands with the grand alliance to fight the upcoming Assam Assembly election.
The decision was taken at the 11-member core committee meeting of the BPF held in Baksa on Saturday for “peace, unity and development”, Mohilary said.
“To work for Peace, Unity and Development the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH in the forthcoming Assam Assembly Election,” Mohilary tweeted.
“We shall no longer maintain friendship or alliance with BJP,” Mohilary further said.
To work for Peace, Unity and Development the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH in the forthcoming Assam Assembly Election. We shall no longer maintain friendship or alliance with BJP.
— Hagrama Mohilary (@HagramaOnline) February 27, 2021
BPF has three ministers in the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam.
The BPF ministers are Pramila Rani Brahma, Chandan Brahma and Rihon Daimary.
According to sources, the grand alliance will address a joint press conference in Guwahati on Sunday.
The BJP, despite being in alliance with the BPF at Dispur, did not fight the last BTC election with the Hagrama Mohilary-led party and formed government in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) with Pramod Boro-led United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).