At a time when all the political parties in Assam are gearing up for panchayat polls, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary is looking far beyond and eyeing Lok Sabha polls to be held in 2019.
Mohilary claimed the BPF will win Kokrajhar seat “easily” in the next Lok Sabha polls.
“We are confident of smooth sailing in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Kokrajhar,” Mohilary, who is also the president of BPF, said, even though he has not cited any reason as to what has promoted to made such a comment.
Mohilary’s comment came when over 13 months remains for the next Lok Sabha elections.
Kokrajhar is the lone Lok Sabha constituency in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD), that comprises of four districts—Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.
The BTC chief said this while speaking at the prayer and healing conference held at Titaguri Bhawanipur ground in Kokrajhar.
It was a major setback for BPF in 2014 as the party faced humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls that year.
Independent Naba Kumar Sarania, a former ULFA rebel, had bagged the Kokrajhar seats defeating BPF candidates by a margin of over 3.55 lakh votes.
Sarania is the first non-Bodo to be elected from Kokrajhar. According to report over 70 per cent non-Bodo voters supported him.
Hundreds of devotees and followers from different parts from BTAD districts and its adjoining areas participated at the conference.
James Basumatary, chief convener of the organising committee of the conference, said that the conference concluded successfully with huge participation of devotees.