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A view of the UPPL's joining ceremony in Chirang on Thursday. Image credit - Northeast Now

In poll-related violence, an election office of the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL), led by Pramod Boro, was torched by miscreants in Chirang.

The incident took place on Wednesday night a few hours after the announcement of the date for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) poll on Wednesday.

The BTC poll will be held on April 4, 2020.

The incident took place at Birhang Gaon under Kajalgaon council constituency in Chirang district.

After the incident, a high-level police team rushed to the spot and started an investigation.

However, no one has been arrested by police in this regard.

The incident has been vehemently condemned by Kajalgaon MCLA Roungwra Narzary and demanded proper inquiry into it.

Meanwhile, more than 300 former National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) cadres joined the UPPL during a ceremony at Garubhasha in Chirang district.

The UPPL organized a huge gathering in the public field of Garubhasha under the 13 No Chirang council constituency to welcome the former NDFB cadres and others to the political party.

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A view of the UPPL’s joining ceremony in Chirang on Thursday. Image credit – Northeast Now
A view of the UPPL’s joining ceremony in Chirang on Thursday. Image credit – Northeast Now

The joining ceremony was attended by UPPL president Pramod Boro as the chief guest.

Among the prominent other leaders present at the ceremony include UPPL’s founding president UG Brahma and former NDFB general secretary, who newly joined the UPPL, BR Ferrenga.

According to sources, during the ceremony, a total of 305 former cadres of the NDFB (P) and 41 former cadres of the NDFB(S) formally joined the UPPL.

Sources said several members of the ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) also joined the UPPL deserting their parent organization.

While addressing the gathering, UPPL chief Pramod Boro attacked the ruling BPF targeting BTC chief and BPF president Hagrama Mahilary.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com