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Bodoland People’s Front severs ties with BJP, allies with Congress for Assam elections

The BPF will contest upcoming state elections as part of the grand alliance which has Congress at its helm. It was part of the BJP-led Assam government.

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Guwahati: The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), a part of the BJP-led Assam government, on Saturday said it will join the ‘Grand Alliance’ helmed by the Congress to contest the upcoming assembly polls.

Welcoming the decision, the Congress exuded confidence that the party will come back to power again.

“To work for peace, unity and development, the BPF has decided to join hands with the ‘Mahajath’ in the forthcoming Assam Assembly elections,” its chief Hagrama Mohilary tweeted.

The BPF will no longer maintain any friendly relation or alliance with the ruling BJP, he added.

“The Asom Basao Ahok Yatra has had such massive impact across the state that our old friends, the Bodoland People’s Front, could see which way the wind is blowing.

“Congress is coming and we are proud to partner with the BPF,” Congress Campaign Committee Chairman Pradyut Bordoloi said.

The BJP had earlier said it will not have any alliance with its existing ally BPF in the assembly polls.

The relations turned sour during the recent Bodoland Territorial Council elections, with the saffron party dumping the BPF and forming the council government in alliance with the UPPL and GSP.

The Congress, which was in power for 15 years in Assam since 2001, has formed a ‘Grand Alliance’ with AIUDF, CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) and Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) to contest the upcoming assembly elections.

Elections in the northeastern state will be conducted on March 27, April 1 and April 6.


Also read: If Grand Alliance voted to power in Assam, will probe Sonowal & Himanta, says Congress


 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Being political incorrect.

    This is our democracy. Every group with a modicum of a separate identity can form a political party. The media and many of us go gaga saying that is democracy; a vibrant democracy.

    Reflect. Does it do the Nation any good? What do we call it? “The coalition mantra” – where the Government spends energies and time in pleasing each other in the coalition.

    It is time we got real and put a cap of the number of political parties.

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