United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) president, Pramod Boro has claimed that the party has emerged as a strong opponent for the ruling Bodo People’s Front in the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) polls.

Various political parties are gearing up for the last phase of campaigns in Kokrajhar and Chirang to woo voters as the first phase of BTC  general elections take place in Udalguri and Baksa districts on Monday.

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A mega public gathering of UPPL was held on Sunday at Bismuri in Kokrajhar, where several hundreds of people from twelve constituencies joined to call for a change in the Bodo Territorial Region.

The huge crowd at the meeting bears testimony to the fact that there lies a tough fight ahead for the BPF.

Boro said, “The huge public gathering in our party’s meetings have proved the imminent change of guard in BTC and makes UPPL one of the strongest regional parties.”

“The people of the region kept their faith in Hagrama Mohilary led BPF intact during the past 17 years, but now they desire a change,” he said.

Boro also said that a government with a dominant attitude never lasts long.

In UPPL’s meeting, people from all walks of life are welcome. but for BPF money and wages of people matter more, he said.

The UPPL also alleged that Mohilary has failed to provide security and jobs to unemployed youths in the last seventeen years.

The BTR accord comprises of several new clauses ranging from those on higher educational institutions, industries for jobless youths to sustainable economic development.

However, the BPF opposes the implementation of these clauses.

Boro also said that a development board would be formed for each and every community if the UPPL comes to power.

The party will run the government by working hand in hand with the people and not as Mohilary who ran his government from Siliguri, he further said.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com