BR Ferrenga, general secretary of now-disbanded NDFB (Saoraigwra), on Tuesday formally joined the UPPL in Western Assam’s Kokrajhar.
The former hardcore rebel leader joined the party at a programme at Dotma high school playground in Kokrajhar.
Former ABSU leader and UPPL president Pramod Boro welcomed Ferenga in to the party at the event.
BR Ferenga alias Ranjit Basumatary, who was the general secretary of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB-S), joined UPPL along with over 400 people from other parties and organizations.
UPPL chief Pramod Boro said that Ferrenga joined the party as part of the UPPL’s ‘mass joining’ drive.
Boro claimed that people of the BTAD region are seeking the change of guards and want to oust BPF from power because of its misrule and corruption during the past 15 years.
Ferenga said that he has joined UPPL party for the true implementation of Bodo pact.
He further said t NDFB(S) chief B Saoraigwra may join Hagrama Mohillary led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF).
NDFB (Progressive) leader Gobinda Basumatary, who recently joined UPPL, also said two NDFB leaders Dhirendra Boro and B. Saoraigwra are likely to join BPF.