No change in stand with Congress: UPP president
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 16: The United People’s Party (UPP) firmly defended its earlier stand of pre-poll alliance with the Congress party in the general assembly election of Assam.
The president of UPP, Urkhao Gwra Brahma said the party strongly ruled out any possibility of change of its stand and having any new approach with new party in the matter of formation of the government. However, the party’s support to the new government would be conditiol. He said the new government would have to work for the permanent solution of the Bodo problem, restoration of peace in the area and rapid economic development. He also said the party had also thoroughly observed the opinion passed recently by various political parties. Brahma said having done a critical alysis over the same it strongly ruled out the possibility of BPF winning maximum seats in BTC, as claimed by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma recently. On the contrary, the BPF would be margilized to the maximum 2 - 3 seats and UPP would be able to win minimum 6 to 7 seats in BTC area. He also said the party did not see any possibility of the third front government in the State because except the AIUDF, no party was left to contrive for such a new front.