Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pramod Boro has rejected the plea of his predecessor Hagrama Mohilary, who called the regional political parties to unite and forge a post-poll alliance in BTC.

Former BTC chief and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary called for unification of all regional forces for serving the genuine interests of the people of the region.

A day after the Gauhati High Court’s order for a ‘composite floor test’ in BTC on or before December 26 , UPPL president and BTC chief Pramod Boro alleged that BPF has always indulged in politics of ‘opportunism’.

He reiterated the commitment of the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) as a party of ideology, which has been working with uncompromising zeal.

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Boro further welcomed the Gauhati High Court verdict for a composite floor test and said the party will be happy to show the thumping people’s verdict in the composite floor test on December 24.

He further said in days to come the BTC government will facilitate pass less entry of school teachers and college teachers in the BTC Secretariat including senior citizens and specially-abled persons.

Earlier on Tuesday, the High Court acting on a writ petition filed by BPF president Hagrama Mohilary reserved the appointment of the six nominated members and deferred them from participating  in the floor test.

On the day of the composite floor test, which is to be convened by the Assam Governor, new BTC CEM Pramod Bodo of UPPL and BPF president Hagrama Mohilary or someone projected by the party will have to prove majority during the voting.

Pertinently, the 4th BTC was formed on December 16 by the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) after forging a post-poll alliance.

Though the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) emerged as the single-largest party by winning 17 seats out of 40 but it was short of simple majority and the party failed to prove their majority before the Governor.

Shajid Khan

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