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United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) president Pramod Boro on Monday reiterated his party’s commitment of ensuring peace, prosperity, development, and communal harmony among various communities of the Bodo belt of Assam.

He said long years of bloodshed and violence have been synonymous with the BTC region.

He further said peace had returned to the Bodo belt after signing of the third Bodo accord and said it was now time for progress and development in the region, where every person must be a stakeholder and ambassador of ‘peace’ and ‘development ‘ in the region.

A number of citizens including former Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT) cadres also joined UPPL on the occasion.

Governor Jagdish Mukhi on April 27 ‘took over the administration’ of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), that administers the BTAD districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, and Udalguri.

Mukhi also appointed Rajesh Prasad and Siddhartha Singh as administrator and principal secretary to the council. The governor is the constitutional head of the BTC, which falls under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Pertinently, the elections to the council, scheduled on April 4, were deferred because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and guidelines for maintaining social distancing.

Shajid Khan

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