Guwahati: Ahead of the Assam Assembly Polls, Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) has snapped its ties with the ruling Bharatiya Party (BJP) and joined hands with Congress-led coalition.
BPF president Hagrama Mohilary, the former chief executive member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Council, made the announcement on Saturday.
BPF will now be a part of the ‘Mahajath’ which was formed in January with Congress, AIUDF, Communist Party of India, CPI (Marxist), CPI (Marxist-Leninist) and Anchalik Gana Morcha.
Taking to Twitter, Mohilary wrote, “To work for Peace, Unity and Development the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH in the forthcoming Assam Assembly Election. We shall no longer maintain friendship or alliance with BJP.”
Reportedly, the decision was taken at the 11-member core committee meeting of the BPF held in Baksa on Saturday for ‘peace, unity and development’.
The BPF has three minister in the BJP-led government in Assam; Pramila Rani Brahma, Chandan Brahma and Rihon Dailmary.
In Assam, Assembly elections on the 126 seats will be held in three phases from March 27 till April 6. The results will be declared on May 2.
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