File image of Pramod Boro

The United People’s Party Liberation (UPPL) with the backing of the BJP will form the next Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar Sarania-led Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) has also joined hands with the BJP-UPPL alliance.

UPPL chief Pramod Boro will become the new chief executive member (CEM) of the BTC.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday announced in Guwahati that the BJP, UPPL and GSP alliance will form the new council.

The results of the 40-member BTC poll have led to a hung house with the ruling BPF emerging as the single largest party.

The BPF has bagged 17 seats while the UPPL and BJP have won 12 and nine seats respectively.

The Congress and the GSP captured one seat each.

Before chief minister Sonowal formally announcing the post polls alliance, UPPL chief Pramod Boro along with the newly elected members held a meeting with BJP leaders including minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and party president Ranjeet Das at the city’s Lilly Hotel and sealed the deal.

Earlier, BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary urged the BJP to support them to form the council.

The BJP, however, refused to truck with their ally BPF and decided to join hands with UPPL.

State BJP president Ranjeet Dass, while expressing his gratitude for 5.4 lakh BJP workers and the voters in BTC area, has announced that not BPF but UPPL will be its partner.

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