TANGLA: In view of the forthcoming Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls scheduled to be held in the first week of April in the four districts of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), namely Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri, the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) led by former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma has geared up to make inroads in the region. The party’s annual convention was held at Rowta in Udalguri district on Wednesday.
The president of the party, Urkhao Gwra Brahma made fervent appeal to BTC supremo Hagrama Mohilary to be generous and lend an opportunity to the signatories of the Bodo pact in the forthcoming council polls.
The meet was also addressed by National Democratic Front of Bodoland Progressive (NDFB-P) chairman Gobindo Basumatary, one of the signatories of the Bodo pact, who claimed that if the clauses of the pact were implemented in letter and spirit and in a time-bound manner, the region would witness radical growth and development. He also stated that all the signatories of the pact would join hand in hand to make the clauses of the pact effective.
Pertinently, in the 2019 Lok Sabha Parliamentary polls, the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), People Joint Action Committee for Borland Movement (PJACMB) and NDFB-P backed the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) party.
Hagrama Mohilary led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), an ally of BJP, is reigning the council. Currently, BPF has 27 members, UPPL has seven, BJP has one and independent candidates have five seats in the 40-member council.