KOKRAJHAR: Bodoland People's Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary on Saturday reiterated that the alliance between the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and BPF was hanged in balance in BTC as the later has decided not to ally with them in the ensuing council election. He also said that COVID and code of conduct have wrecked the BTC election.
Talking to mediapersons after attending the Namaz at Kokrajhar Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha on Saturday, BPF supremo said the aim of the BJP was to exterminate the regional political parties. The BJP has realized the emerging strength of BPF in the region and thus they are trying to dump the party, he said adding that his party will fight it alone in the forthcoming BTC election and will form the next council Government occupying maximum seats. He said the relation between the BJP and BPF was fine only in State level but bad inside BTC as they are putting eyes to wipe out the BPF from power. He, however, said the BPF had shown its respect of alliance between the BJP, BPF and AGP and thus his party left two seats for BJP and one for AGP as their wish. He also said he was keeping mum on the role of BJP in BTC region and has talked to neither Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal nor State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass nor Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on the alliance. Mohilary said he was not fed up with the broken relation with BJP in BTC election but has full confidence of winning the election with absolute majority. He said people of all communities have faith on BPF as it has brought many changes in all spheres by delivering equal rights and privileges. He also said that there are many more things to do in BTC as everything is not possible within short period of time.
On the holding of council election in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mohilary said the disease is not likely to end soon but if the Government of Assam desires, the BTC election can be held any time soon. He said the BJP will look forward for their favourable time in first place and if they think the time has come for the benefit of the party then BTC election would be conducted despite rising cases of COVID-19.
On the prevailing flood situation, Mohilary said people of BTC region have been facing lots of problems due to flood and erosion but there is no Government to look after them. He said the lack of governance has added the maximum difficulties and the code of conduct and COVID-19 have prevented them to visit the affected areas as the Government and the opposition parties will accuse them of violating the norms.
He also questioned as to why the election code of conduct could remain for four to five months.
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