Eyeing kingmaker role in Dispur, BPF to go it alone in 2016
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 24: With BTC elections over and Hagrama Mohilary installed for the third time, the rift between the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) and the Congress has widened further. Although a year ago, both the parties were political allies, they are now poles apart fighting each other.
In the recently held elections to the BTC, the BPF which fought the polls alone, bagged 20 seats while the Congress drew a blank.
Taking the ongoing political battle further, BPF chief Mohilary on Friday, while talking to media, said that the BPF will fight the 2016 Assembly polls alone without any poll truck with the Congress, the BJP or any other parties. Mohilary even termed Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta a ‘fool’ and mocked him for having ‘no political acumen’.
Reacting to the BPF supremo’s barb, the APCC on Friday said it does not need certificate from a person like Mohilary. The APCC also slammed the Mohilary for using intemperate language against a senior political leader of the State. “The Congress doesn’t need any political gyaan from Mohilary. People will decide who has political experience,” the APCC statement added.
Meanwhile, Mohilary said on Friday, “We have acquired a great experience through our victory in the recent BTC elections. In the 2016 Assembly elections, we will fight alone. It is also sure that no political party will be able to form a government at Dispur without the support of our party.”