File image of Pramod Boro

Pramod Boro was ‘unanimously’ elevated as the president of the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) on Tuesday.

The former president of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) was selected as president of the UPPL at a party meet at Baganpara in Baksa district.

Boro’s elevation comes days after he joined the party as its vice-president on February 21 at a special convention of UPPL at Bijni in Chirang district.

Former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma who headed the party told Northeast Now that he will not exit the party and will remain to be its primary member and just made way for Boro to the coveted post.

“We have unanimously made Pramod Boro the president of the party firstly because he is one of the key signatories of the Bodo pact.

It is his duty and responsibility to work for implementation of the clauses of the pact and secondly on my personnel front, I can’t play active role due to my health issues,” Brahma said.

“We will contest all the 40 constituency in the BTC polls, and we also have our doors open for BJP as an alliance partner because it is the saffron party which have materialized the Bodo pact.

“We sincerely think it is the moral responsibility of BJP to work hand in hand with the signatories of the pact for implementation of the pact,” Brahma added.

“Serving the people is a social responsibility. Politics is neither my hobby nor my passion, I take it just as an ‘assignment’,” Boro said.

Shajid Khan

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