Campaigning activities are gaining momentum in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), although the Assam State Election Commission is yet to announce fresh dates for elections to the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC).

Elections to the BTC had been scheduled to take place on April 4, but were deferred following the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The elections are now slated to be held sometime in December.

Political parties like UPPL, BPF, BJP, GSP, Congress, AIUDF have begun their campaigning activities to reach out to the voters in different parts of the region.

UPPL president, Pramod Boro on Saturday attended two election rallies at Bhotgaon under Fakiragram constituency and Binakhata under Kachugaon constituency in Kokrajhar district.

Over a thousand people formally joined the UPPL at an induction meeting in Bhotgaon in the presence of the party president.

Boro said, “The UPPL party is gaining huge support from the public and I am confident that the UPPL will win in the elections and form the government with a majority in BTR.”

“If we are voted to power, we will work for the all round development and welfare for all sections of the society in the region,” he promised.

He also said the people want change and will vote for Parivartan (change) and development in the region. The BPF, during its 17-year rule in the BTR, has indulged in massive corruption and will be rooted out by the public this time.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: