The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) plans to stage protests at Dispur and Jantar Mantar in Delhi if the BTC election is not held on time.

“BPF leadership is mulling to hold protests in Dispur and Jantar Mantar in New Delhi if the demand of the party to hold BTC polls on time is not paid attention to,” sources in the BPF told Northeast Now.

The former ruling party, BPF has been demanding early election to the BTC.

Former executive member of BTC and BPF candidate from Baokhungri constituency, Doneswar Goyary, made an appeal to the Assam government to hold the BTC polls before October 27.

Goyary urged the BJP-led government in the state not to “indulge in messy politics over the polls” by postponing it any further.

The former EM demanded that the BTC election be held before October 27 when the six-month Governor’s rule in the region would expire.

The Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF started a series of agitational programmes including hunger strike and bike rally demanding early election to BTC and stop the extension of the Governor’s rule.

Goyary said, “The general election in Bihar has been fixed despite the COVID19 pandemic but the Assam government has been playing nasty politics over the BTC election.”

He said, “The state government has ‘murdered’ democracy in BTC as the people of the region have not seen any developmental activities in the last six months due to lack of an elected government.”

Pertinently the BTC polls for the 40 seats were scheduled to be held on April 4 but in view of COVID19 pandemic, Governor’s rule was imposed in the council and an administrator as appointed to look after the functioning of the council.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com