Political uncertainty haunts Bodos
The Bodo masses seem to be in a state of uncertainty following the present political instability of both UPPL and BPF in the aftermath of BPF president Hagrama Mohilary meeting with the top BJP brass and RSS leaders in New Delhi and Nagpur.
KOKRAJHAR: The Bodo masses seem to be in a state of uncertainty following the present political instability of both UPPL and BPF in the aftermath of BPF president Hagrama Mohilary meeting with the top BJP brass and RSS leaders in New Delhi and Nagpur. They feared that the implementation of BTR accord clauses would be jeopardized, and that the council's power would be revoked. There is also fear among the people that the BJP could capture political power of BTC as it has already taken over the rule of 6th schedule and autonomous councils of Assam one after another after the then Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi passed away.
There has been concern that the clauses of the BTR accord that are not included in the central act will go unimplemented, and that any of the parties will not act independently, but rather under the wish and dictate of the State's ruling government.
Talking to some sections of media, former minister and senior BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma said Hagrama Mohilary did not meet top BJP leaders in New Delhi for his personal interest but for the interest of people of the region. She said the people of BTC have lost faith on the UPPL-led BTC government and are looking for an alternative.
They are pressurizing the BPF to regain its base and come back to its former ally. She also said BPF had been the part of BJP alliance and it supported the BJP candidates in the last Rajya Sabha election as well. She further said the BPF got the highest numbers of elected members in 2020 council election but not given the first chance to form the government.
Meanwhile, Raju Kr. Narzary, the general secretary of UPPL, stated at a press conference in Kokrajhar on Saturday that UPPL will not oppose Mohilary's decision to rejoin the BJP because the people of the region are aware of their operating style.
Many Bodo leaders outside of BTAD have expressed concern that the BJP was losing ground in Tripura as well due to its failure to deliver on election promises. The extension of eastern boundary of BTR upto Gohpur in the Biswanath district and other major clauses of the accord are still beyond expectations so BJP could focus on alteration of alliance with BPF before the parliamentary election for the sake of covering its face from failure to implement the BTR Accord.