Hagrama Mohilary-led BTC’s term to end today, Governor to take decision


GUWAHATI: The third term of Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) will end today. Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi will decide the fate of the six-schedule council. Hagrama Mohilary-led ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has been seeking continuation of their rule for next 6 months. However Bharatiya Janta Party and opposition parties have been demanding Governor’s rule in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD). Election to the council which was slated for April 4 was deferred following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The BTAD falls under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution and the governor is the region’s constitutional head.

BJP State President Ranjeet Kumar Dass has already clarified his party’s stand on the BTC issue. Since notification for the election was issued and model code of conduct is in place BJP has been seeking Governor’s rule in the BTAD. A delegation led by Ranjeet Dass met Governor Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to demand Governor’s rule. On the other hand, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President  Ripun Bora also demanded Governor’s rule in the BTAD.

United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) President Pramod Boro and independent MP from Kokrajhar Naba Kumnar Sarania also demanded not to extend the term of Hagrama Mohilary-led council. It needs to be mentioned that Hagrama Mohilary’s party BPF has been ruling the BTAD since BTC came into existence in 2003.