Guwahati: Amid ongoing poll for the second phase of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections in Assam, President of Bodoland People's Front (BPF) Hagrama Mohilary claimed that BPF would form the BTC by more than 30 seats this year.
After casting his vote in Debargaon constituency, BPF President Mohilary said, "We will win more than 30 seats- 15 in Kokrajhar and Chirang, 16 in Udalguri and Baksa districts."
BPF President Mohilary is contesting for Debargaon and Kachugaon constituencies.
He also expressed his confidence over winning both the seats.
"I am contesting for Kachugaon and Debargaon. I will win both the seats with a huge margin of votes," he added.
Kokrajhar and Chirang have 12 and 7 seats respectively.
The second phase of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections started on Thursday morning. The second phase of voting for BTC began at 7.30 am in Kokrajhar and Chirang district. A 12% voter turnout was recorded in the first two hours of polling for the final phase.
A total of 111 candidates are in the fray for the second phase of BTC election and over 10.23 lakh voters will decide their fate with the ballot papers.
Former BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary and former deputy chief Khampa Borgoyary are among the candidates contesting the second phase of the election.
The prime contenders of the BTC elections are the ruling Bodoland's People Front (BPF) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BPF's Chief Hangrama Mohilary has been ruling the council since its inception in 2003. BPF is contesting for 37 seats, while BJP is contesting for 26 seats. BJP is also supporting independent candidates.
In Kokrajhar, over 6.5 lakh voters will decide the fate of 77 candidates that are in the fray in 12 seats while in Chirang district, 34 candidates are contesting in the 7 seats where the electorate strength is over 3.68 lakh.