Guwahati: Voting underway for the first phase of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election in Assam amid tight security arrangement.
In the morning hours United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) president Pramod Boro reached the polling booth to cast his vote for the first phase of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections by driving a tractor, the party symbol of the UPPL.
While coming out of the polling station Boro said, “From last 17 years Hagrama Mohilary has done nothing for the people of Bodoland rather cheated them every time. And that’s the reason people have come out to vote for a change irrespective of caste, creed, or religion. People have come from different parts of the northeastern states just to cast their vote.”
Boro also added, “People have been calling me from the morning and letting me know that they are with UPPL and they have traveled all the way from Shillong, Jorhat, Guwahati, etc just to see a change. And I believe we will definitely win this election and people will see the change”.
Polling for 21 council constituencies in Baksa and Udalguri district under the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) began at 7-30 am on Monday and will end at 4-30 pm.
Voters queued up since early morning to cast their votes even before polling began at 7.30 am.
The first phase of the elections is being covered in Udalguri and Baksa. On Thursday, the second phase would be held in the districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang. The counting of votes will take place on December 12.