Assam: 705 leaders-workers of Bodo body join BJP


GUWAHATI: More than 700 leaders and members of the United Bodo People Organisation (UBPO), a frontal group for the Bodos outside the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Guwahati on Friday.

Entire leadership of the UBPO joined the saffron party at a programme held at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in the presence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor and health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass.

Welcoming the newly-joined members, chief minister Sonowal said, “We should progress taking all the communities and tribes together.”

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma highlighted the efforts of the BJP-led government to preserve the culture, identity and tradition of the different ethnic groups of the state.

“A major and important success of our government was that the Bodo community showed confidence to a united Assam while signing the Bodo Accord,” Dr. Sarma said.