KOKRAJHAR, Oct 2: The United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) on Tuesday made it clear that it would contest alone in the forthcoming parliamentary election slated to be held in 2019. The party has decided to contest in at least two Lok Sabha seats and will support like-minded parties in two other constituencies where it has a strong hold.
The president of the UPPL, Urkhao Gwra Brahma, while talking to the reporters on the sidelines of the open session of the first triennial conference of the UPPL held at Maidangshree Nwgwr, Banargaon in Kokrjahar district on Tuesday, said the party would field candidates in two constituencies-Kokrajhar and Mangaldai -while it would extend support to like-minded party candidates in Guwahati and Tezpur where the party has a strong base. He said independent candidate Naba Kr. Sarania won the Kokrajhar ST Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 with the support of Congress, BJP and other parties. But now the support base of Sarania had become weak as the BJP and the Congress have decided to field their own candidates in the forthcoming election. He added that his party would win in both the constituencies.
Brahma said the UPPL had no understanding with any party in the State and it would go alone. He said the people of the region wanted a change and UPPL being a pro-people party, would work for the welfare of the people. He said the party would root out corruption in BTC.
The open session was chaired by the president of the party, UG Brahma. Former MLA Hitesh Basumatary, while addressing the open session, said the BPF had crossed the limit of corruption in BTC and the time had come to teach the BPF a lesson. The meeting was also addressed by Opposition leader in BTC, Rwngwra Narzary and other leaders. In the morning, UG Brahma hoisted the organizational flag while vice-president Pratibha Brahma paid rich floral tribute to the martyrs of the party and BTC MCLA Jiron Basumatary offered floral tribute to the Father of the Nation. The first triennial conference of the UPPL was attended by over 5,000 delegates.