GUWAHATI: Putting a dent in the Hagrama Mohilary led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) party, its winning candidate Reo Reoa Narzihary from Jomduar constituency of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) joined BJP.
On Wednesday, he has joined the saffron camp at a BJP party fucntion in presence of the party’s new in-charge (Prabhari) of Assam unit, Baijayant Panda and others.
The development came when Mohilary was seeking for week’s time from the Governor to prove his majority on the floor of the House. BPF though emerged as the single largest party in the recently concluded BTC polls, could not get a majority.
Out of the total of 40 seats in BTC, BPF won 17 seats to emerge as the single largest party while UPPL bagged 12 seats, BJP got nine and GSP managed to win only one seat.
Hagrama though sought for a week’s time from the Governor to prove his majority, the latter accepted the stakes of United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL)-BJP and Gana Shakti Party (GSP) coalition to form the next council. The coalition formed the executive council with 22.
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I believe more winning candidates are going to join BJP soon.”
Sources said that at least four BPF winning candidates were in touch with Sarma personally.
Thgough both BPF and BJP are partners in state government, this BTC polls, the two parted ways and fought against each other.
Earlier, Congress ‘practically’ wiped out of BTC as its lone winning candidate Sajal Kumar Singha from Srirampur constituency joined BJP on Monday.
On Tuesday, with promises of ‘Parivartan’, UPPL chief Promod Boro took oath as the new Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief executive member (CEM) at a grand function held at Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar.
BPF in the meantime alleged that BJP-UPPL-GSP has illegally formed the executive council and claimed that being the party with the majority seats, BPF should have been given the first opportunity.