Guwahati: UPPL's president Promod Boro who was chosen as the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), will take oath tomorrow (December 15) at Kokrajhar.
The oath-taking ceremony will be held at Bodofa Nagar in Kokrajhar in the morning around 10 am in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbannanda Sonowal, State finance Minister and BJP mascot Himanda Biswa Sarma and many other top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Boro will head the coalition government comprising United People's Party Liberal (UPPL), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP).
On Sunday (December 13) Boro and GSP chief Naba Sarania met Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP national general secretary Dilip Saikia, Assam BJP president Ranjit Das and discussed government formation modalities. Later Boro was chosen as leader of the coalition in the meeting of the newly elected members of BJP, UPPL, and GSP.
The ruling Bodoland People's Front won 17 seats to emerge as the single largest party while UPPL bagged 12 seats, BJP got 9 seats and GSP managed to win only 1 seat in the last BTC polls 2020.
The election for a total of 40 constituencies was held in two phases. The first phase of BTC polls for 21 seats was held on December 7 in Baksa & Udalguri districts while the second phase of the polls was held in Chirang and Kokrajhar districts on December 10 for a total of 19 constituencies. The second phase polls witnessed 78.8% voters' turnout which is marginally higher than the first phase figure of 77%.
The vote counting of BTC elections took place on December 12 from morning 8 am in ten subdivisional headquarters in the four districts – Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon, Chirang, Bijni, Tamulpur, Parbatjhora, Bhergaon, Mushalpur, and Udalguri, Salbari to decide the fates of 241 candidates of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) who contested the polls for the 40 constituencies in the region.