Guwahati: After the Gauhati high court ordered a ‘composite’ floor test in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam on or before December 26, the newly appointed chief executive member (CEM) of BTC Pramod Boro said he was ready for the test on Thursday.
The high court on Tuesday ordered for the floor test in BTC following a prayer from former BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary challenging the appointment of the new executive council. The HC order by Justice Suman Shyam came 10 days after the results of the polls.
Reacting to the high court order, Boro on his official Facebook page posted: “We are happy with the verdict of Hon’ble Guwahati High Court for the floor test. We will be happy to showcase the thumping people’s verdict to govern BTR for the next five years on 24th Dec 2020 at 10:00 AM.”
Mohilary led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) despite emerged as the single largest party in the recently concluded BTC polls, could not get a majority. Out of the total 40 seats in BTC, BPF begged 17 seats whereas one of its winning candidates has already joined BJP bringing the number down to 16.
Whereas, following the results, Boro led United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) decided to form an alliance with BJP and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) to secure at least 22 seats and claimed stakes to form the next BTC council.
On the day of the composite floor test, which is to be conveyed by the Assam Governor, Boro of the UPPL and the BPF president Mohilary or someone projected by the party will have to prove majority during voting. All the elected members of the BTC can vote.
Meanwhile, in order to keep their members safe from any possible horse-trading, the BJP-UPPL-GSP alliance, which have forged an alliance and formed the fresh executive council in BTC have been learned to have shifted their members to Shillong in Meghalaya and BPF to Phuentsholing in Bhutan.