Assam: Six BPF MCLAs might join UPPL-BJP council


GUWAHATI: As Kokrajhar gets ready for the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected members of the Bodoland Territorial Council there are chances that six newly elected BPF MCLAs might join the UPPL-BJP in the council.

All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) President Dipen Boro said the 6 members from the BPF are going to join UPPL very soon. “According to an internal source, we have come to know that 6 members from the BPF will join UPPL in the coming days. It will be interesting to see which 6 members from BPF are going to join UPPL and we will come to know about them only after the ceremonial event,” said Dipen Boro. 

UPPL President Pramod Boro who was in Guwahati after the party’s massive victory spoke to the media on Monday about the latest developments. Boro has alleged that Bodoland People’s Front chief Hagrama Mohilary is trying to buy UPPL’s members to form the council.

“Many leaders from BPF are communicating with us and are in touch with me. I won’t disclose the names now but will tell you in the evening. They want to come to join us in the council. They (BPF) are trying to give money but this will not work with us as we already have arrived at an understanding and various issues are being discussed. We are thinking of bringing an effective governance with the help of all the communities for their development. The governance system has been badly damaged in the past 17 years, so it is now our responsibility to form a good governance system,” said Boro.