GUWAHATI: The Bodo peace accord mediator duo-Bodo prince Prithviraj Narayan Dev Mech and IIT graduate Thulunga Basumatary moved the Supreme Court, seeking scrapping of governor’s rule in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
In the petition, the duo demanded that the Council polls, delayed due to the pandemic, must be held immediately alleging that the ongoing governor’s rule in BTC area was an arbitrary imposition.
The BTC was formed in 2003. The last BTC polls were held in 2015 whose term has already expired. Though the BTC poll was scheduled to take place in April, it differed indefinitely due to the rise in the outbreak of the pandemic. Subsequently, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi imposed governor’s rule in the BTC on April 27.
The petitioners prayed before the Supreme Court to quash the governor’s rule in BTC. Assam government recently decided to push the election commission to hold the BTC polls in December.