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In a major jolt to BPF, the vice president of the party, former MLA and political advisor of BPF supremo Hagrama Mohilary – Hemendra Nath Brahma along with 50 other members joined the United People’s Front Liberal (UPPL) on Monday through a function held at central office of the party in Assam’s Kokrajhar.

The president of the UPPL, Promod Boro and party advisor U G Brahma felicitated Hemendra Nath Brahma and 50 other members with traditional aronai and gamocha.

The programme was also attended by other senior leaders of the party.

Talking to reporters, senior BPF leader Hemendra Nath Brahma said he had neither enmity with any leader of the party nor personal anger over someone but came to UPPL as his wish.

He said the time had come to work together for comprehensive development of the region in all spheres.

He said, “I was inspired to work for the society with the support of the people and became legislator and also worked with Hagrama Mohilary led BPF to implement all the clauses of BTC accord but more importantly, the time has come to implement all the clauses of new BTR accord in letter and spirit.”

He said he had nothing to say on BPF president Hagrama Mohilary and party but focus should be on the smooth implementation of BTR accord.

Brahma said many leaders had gone to BJP or other national party which according to him was not a good sign for the greater interest of the society.

He questioned who will look after the local and pertinent issues of the local people when all senior leaders left the regional political party and join the national parties.

He also said he will work for the interest of the people of the region and for implementation of clauses of new accord.

Meanwhile, the president of the UPPL Promod Boro said most of the people of the BTC region were not happy with the BPF led administration in the last 17 years and said the people now want a new change to establish a government free from corruption, misrule, nepotism and favouritism. He said the people of the region will witness a new change in the council.

Rinoy Basumatary

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