GUWAHATI: The United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) chief Promod Boro has requested the state government, election commission and the Centre to take adequate security measures in the ensuing Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections.
Boro feared of possible violence in the region.
Addressing the media on Friday, he said, “Every time there is an election, the BTC region has witnessed violence and gun power. Though the dates of the BTC polls are yet to be declared, UPPL wants to urge the state, Centre and election commission to provide sufficient security blanket for a fair and fearless election.”
The UPPL president alleged that during the incumbent Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)’s rule in the region, BTC has witnessed high handedness and enormous corruption by BPF.
“It’s time that the people of BTC are looking for a change. But we have seen BPF engaging its muscle and money power over the years to dictate terms. That’s why full proof security arrangement must be made for all poll process. In the previous BTC polls, cases of rigging had been witnessed and that’s why we demand deployment of extra paramilitary forces during the whole poll process till counting day.”
Boro said his party would undoubtedly form the next council government in BTC with an absolute majority. He added BJP’s attempt to woo tribal voters would not be a matter of concern for UPPL.
He also said their mission was to establish a corruption-free and transparent government, giving equal justice, development and privileges to all communities.