Himanta Biswa Sarma in Chirang to campaign for 2nd phase of BTC polls


GUWAHATI: North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor and Assam cabinet minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has been campaigning in Chirang district for the second phase of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections. Chirang and Kokrajhar districts will go to polls on December 12.

Sarma on Sunday, addressed a mega election rally in the 13 No. Chirang (Subaijhar) constituency.

“The impressive turnout of our friends today at Public Meeting in 13 No Chirang (Subaijhar) is heartening! It’s a reflection of your valued trust in the vision of


. Please keep supporting and vote for #BJP,” Dr. Sarma tweeted.

The minister also adddressed rally in the Manas Serfang constituency. 

In both the meetings, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took on Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF).

“For the  last 17 years, the residents of the BTC areas did not see development. They were deprived,” Dr. Sarma said.

“The BJP has promised that the rights of the sale and purchase of land in the BTC areas will be provided,” he added. 

Dr. Sarma was accompanied by BJP national general secretary Dilip Saikia. 

The campaign for first phase of BTC elections already ended on Saturday. Udalguri and Baksa district will vote on December 7. Total 132 candidates are in the fray for the first phase of polling.

The votes will be counted on December 12.

A total of 23,82,036 voters, including 11,79,020 women, will exercise their franchise in the two phases of the polls to the local council, which was formed in 2003 and elections are being held since 2005.

The election to the 40-member BTC was scheduled on April 4, but it was postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi assumed administration of the council on the expiry of its five-year term on April 27, 2020.