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    Assam Election Results: Three BPF ministers taste dust

    Veteran leader Pramila Rani Brahma lost to UPPL candidate Lawrence Islary in the East Kokrajhar assembly seat

    Guwahati: The hopes of the three Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) candidates cum cabinet ministers were completed shattered after suffering a crushing defeat against the UPPL party candidates on Sunday.

    The three cabinet ministers from the BPF party are Pramila Rani Brahma, Chandan Brahma and Rihon Daimary and they contested the Assam Polls 2021 from Kokrajhar East, Sidli and Udalguri constituencies respectively.

    As per the Election Commission of India (ECI) report said, veteran leader Pramila Rani Brahma lost to UPPL candidate Lawrence Islary in the East Kokrajhar assembly seat, whereas, BPF candidate Rihon Daimary lost to UPPL candidate Govinda Chandra Basumatary in the Udalguri assembly seat.

    Similarly, Sidli BPF candidate Chandan Brahma also lost to UPPL candidate Joyanta Basumatary.

    Meanwhile, BJP star candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that all the BPF candidates should have resigned from the ministry as soon as they decided to split from the coalition government to support the Congress-AIUDF led ‘Mahajot’.

    “The people of Assam gave them a befitting reply. They should have immediately resigned from the cabinet after their party decided to split from its NDA-led coalition government and joined the Mahajot alliance,” said Himanta before the media.

    It is noteworthy to mention that the BPF party has been a part of the NDA-led coalition government in Assam for the last 5 years. In February this year, the party took a U-turn to be part of the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’, a pre-poll alliance of eight parties.

    Earlier, just before the assembly poll in 2016, BPF dumped its former ally (Congress) and joined hands with the BJP.

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