BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary (File image)

The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to pull out of the Congress-led grand alliance in Assam.

BPF general secretary Prabin Boro on Monday said that the party said decided to snap ties with the Mahajot (grand alliance).

“Now, we have no association with the grand alliance. We joined hands with the grand alliance ahead of the Assam Assembly elections. The alliance was purely election-centric,” Boro told reporters.

The BPF’s decision comes less than two months after the Congress-led Grand Alliance faced defeat in the Assam Assembly polls.

Earlier on Saturday, the BPF skipped a joint press conference called by the Grand Alliance in Guwahati.

BPF was a part of the last BJP-led state government-led alliance prior to the 2016 polls.

However, it had parted ways with the ruling alliance towards the end of last year and had joined the Congress-headed grand alliance ahead of the polls, held in March-April this year.

The BPF, a major power in the Bodo belt, had been a part of the Tarun Gogoi-led governments in the state in 2006 and 2011.

The party, which had won 12 seats in 2016 state polls, managed to bag only four in this year’s election.

This is the first time that the BPF, founded in 2005, is not a part of the ruling coalition in the state.

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