Guwahati, March 14, 2019
Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) supremo and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary emphasised that the alliance of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not affect the BPF in Kokrajhar seat.
“The BPF steering committee will soon decide the date of submission of nomination papers. The Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat is a significant seat. It consists of ten LACs.The BPF shall begin its first campaign from March 25th, 2019 at Gossaigaon,” said Mohilary.
The ten LACs are Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar West, Kokrajhar East, Sidli, Bijni, Sorbhog, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Barama, Chapaguri.
The BPF has decided to field Pramila Rani Brahma as the party candidate for the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha. “The BPF has decided to contest the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat alone while in the Mangaldai seat, it will support the BJP’s candidate. The main fight will be against the ABSU-backed candidate in Kokrajhar seat,” he said.
A total of 21,760,604 voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Assam in 28,143 polling stations. 706,489 young voters – 40,47,15 males and 301,774 females – in the age group of 18 to 19 years in Assam will exercise their franchise for the first time in the Lok Sabha polls. 503 electorates, marked under the third gender, are expected to cast their franchise in Assam in the forthcoming high-voltage Lok Sabha elections.