BPF responsible for scams worth Rs. 650 cr in BTAD region, claims UPPL

The UPPL has accused Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF of carrying out scams worth Rs. 650 crore
File Image: UPPL Chief Promod Boro

File Image: UPPL Chief Promod Boro

Guwahati: A senior party member of the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) has accused Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) of carrying out scams worth Rs. 650 crore and looting public money in all the 4 districts under the Bodo Territorial Council (namely, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Udalguri, and Baksa).

Kamal Azad, the Secretary of the UPPL made this shocking accusation at a public function in the Dailungjhar village under Manas Serfung in the Chirang district on Sunday, September 14. The party's president and former student leader Pramod Boro was also present in the gathering.

Claiming that crores worth of money was siphoned in the name of the MGNREGA scam, Azad claimed that the BPF has been looting money in the Bodo-dominated region over the past 17 years. He then went on to claim that officials of the VCDC, GRS, as well as many affiliated with the BPF party, were responsible for these alleged acts corruption.

The UPPL has further claimed that during the rule of Hagrama Mohilary, scams of at least 650 crore rupees under the MGNREGA scheme took place and highly-placed persons, as well as lower-level employees, are also involved.

It is pertinent to mention here that the main objective behind UPPL's meeting on Sunday was to gather more information regarding the alleged job card scam in the area. The UPPL claimed that instead of providing job cards to local people, the former government gave job cards to people who were not from their area.

The party, in the lead up to the elections in the Council, has claimed that various scams linked to activities such as tree plantation, road construction, job cards, etc, have surfaced during its village-to-village review.

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