22 C
Sunday, November 15, 2020

    BTC Poll: Rift in BJP-BPF ally? Himanta Biswa Sarma blames BPF for corruption

    Sarma even asked the BPF government to give an audit report of the Rs 1000 crore package allotted to them in the last five years

    GUWAHATI: In a major political development in Assam, the rift between the ruling BJP and its ally Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) was out in the open as Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lambasted BPF for misrule and corruption in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

    Sarma while attending a public rally in Udalguri’s Mudoibari area on Friday said that the BPF has lost its relevance in the BTC region.

    In his speech, he said, “We gave them (BPF) opportunity for 15 years to rule but no desired results have been achieved. Due to corruption and discrimination, development has been a distant cry for the people of the area. Even if they are in ally we will always speak against corruption.”

    Sarma even asked the BPF government to give an audit report of the Rs 1000 crore package allotted to them in the last five years.

    “What happened to the government funds allotted for BTC’s development? How many roads have been made and how many people got jobs? I would ask Hagrama Mohillary to give an audit report on the expenses,” the BJP minister added.

    Sarma on Friday declared that the Gorkha Festival Bhai Tika also celebrated as Bhai Dhuj in India will be a State Holiday. The festival is slated on November 16.

    BJP has decided to contest the ensuing BTC polls against its ally BPF.


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    This Diwali, Perk Up Your Home With These Super Easy Rangoli Designs

    Indians love colours and this love for colors is shown through rangolis

    BSF to man Assam-Mizoram border: Mizoram to partly withdraw forces

    Due to the recent flare-ups along the disputed areas; all highways from Assam into Mizoram have been blockaded for the past 12 days

    Woman found dead in city under mysterious condition

    The woman was found dead inside the washroom of her own residence in the city’s Pilingkata area

    Assam: Section 144 imposed in Neelapani Lake in Samaguri

    The decision came after two incidents of death by drowning has occurred in the lake recently, making it dangerous for any person to get down into the water for swimming.

    Send BPF to ‘Museum’: Himanta Biswa Sarma to BTC public

    Himanta Biswa Sarma said that it’s time to dethrone Hagrama Mohilary led BPF from the power

    Firecracker Ban: NGT seeks reply from Assam govt

    The NGT has sought replies from these states on an urgent basis by November 5