BPF worker’s murder
GUWAHATI: Kokrajhar MP and Ganashakti Party (GSP) leader Naba Sarania slammed BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary for his allegations against the former over the murder of BPF worker Khairul Haque. Sarania demanded CBI inquiry into the worker’s death and challenged Mohilary to make information public regarding the former’s alleged involvement in the matter.
Sarania said that Haque’s murder contradicts the BTR agreement which aims to bring peace and harmony in the Bodoland. “The incident happened at a time when the people are ready to give farewell to Hagrama Mohilary through the BTC Poll. His close aides are leaving his company and it might be because of the corruption that took place during his regime. He knows that the BPF will lose; thus, he has announced the name of 16 new candidates,”he added.
His statement came while addressing a press meet here on Monday. “The ruling BPF (Bodoland People’s Front) won’t come to power this time”, said Sarania. He added that it is evident that the GSP will come victorious in the upcoming BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) polls and its only competitor will be the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL). He said out of the 40 seats in the Council, his party will have direct shodown with the BPF and the BJP for three seats each. The remaining 34 seats will be contested with the UPPL and the Congress, and the AIUDF have no existence in the Council.
He also said that GSP has no intentions to form any alliance; however, proposals are welcomed. “If we come to power, those people who were living in BTC till 2003 will be given land patta and the non-Bodo villages will be excluded from the region. Schemes will be introduced for employment of the 6 lakh unemployed youths in the Bodoland and the farmers’ income will be maximized”, he asserted.