Political equations in Assam might soon see another big development as the Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has “patched up” with the BJP. 

Assam BJP president – Bhabesh Kalita while reponding to the development said, “The BPF has not enjoyed being part of opposition led by the Congress and left it contemplating to be part of the progressive government led by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.” 

He added that the political BPF-BJP “patch up” will not have adverse impact on the UPPL-BJP-GSP government in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), where BPF is in opposition. 

Meanwhile, BTC deputy CEM and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) leader – Govinda Basumatary reacting to the development hinted at a possible BPF-UPPL alliance in the council in the near future. 

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“In politics nothing is impossible. On many instances, we have seen that the opposite parties joined hands to run a government. If that happens here (BTC) also, then it would not be surprise,” Basumatary said. 

Notably, the BPF had contested the 2021 Assam Assembly elections as part of the Congress-led grand alliance, after the BJP snapped ties with the Hagrama Mohilary-led party. 

However, after the debacle in the Assembly elections in Assam, the BPF exited the Congress-led opposition and had been desperately making manoeuvres to be a partner of the ruling dispensation in Dispur.   

Earlier, BPF leader – Prabin Boro had said, “We have formally approached the BJP to be a partner of the ruling dispensation and work for the growth and development of the society and not remain idle by staying in the opposition.” 

Shajid Khan

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