Ahead of the Assam Assembly election, Bodoland People’s Party (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary says his party is ready to join hands with the regional parties, except the BJP and its allies.

Former Bodoland Territorial Council (now BTR) chief Mohilary said BPF will contest in all the 12 Assembly constituencies under the Bodoland Territorial Region in the ensuing Assembly election.

Mohilary said this while attending a meeting of the central working committee (CWC) of BPF in Udalguri on Thursday.

He exhorted the party workers to reach the field with new vigour and enthusiasm.

The CWC meet, chaired by Mohilary, concluded with a common view that the regional political party will contest all the 12 Assembly constituencies of the Bodo belt.

Mohilary said, “Discussions are going on with Raijor Dal, Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and other like-minded regional parties and the outcome will be revealed soon.”

“We are confident that our party will regain influence in the region and except BJP and its allies, our doors are open to all others to forge any pre-poll alliance,” he added.

BPF leaders and Assam Cabinet ministers Chandan Brahma, Pramila Rani Brahma and senior party leaders including Prabin Boro and Mazbat MLA Charan Boro and All Bodo Women’s Justice Forum (ABWJF) president were present at the event.

Party sources revealed that the new regional parties might forge a pre-poll alliance with the party in the Bodo belt wherein support would be extended to BPF in 12 Assembly constituencies in BTR and BPF might back the regional parties in constituencies having considerable Bodo votes.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com