February 28, 2021

Bodoland People’s Front joins, Congress led Grand Alliance

The Hagrama Mohillary-led Bodoland People’s Front on Sunday joined the Congress-led Grand Alliance in Guwahati.

Addressing, the Grand Alliance Press Conference, President, APCC, Ripun Bora, welcomed Chairperson, Bodoland People’s Front, Hagrama Mohilary to the Mahajot and iterated, the importance of an inclusive alliance to the Press, affirming, “The Congress Mahajot has increased its strength as our old friends, the Bodoland People’s Front join us. Assam’s destiny is about to change for the better. Many tributaries join together to make a strong river and the Congress-led Mahajot gets one more partner, the BPF, adding to the AGM, AIUDF, CPI, CPI (M), and the CPI (ML). The Asom Basaon Ahok Yatra, has had such a massive impact across the state that our friends, the Bodoland People’s Front, could see which way the wind is blowing. Congress is coming and we are proud to partner with the BPF. We will aim to go faster, stronger, higher! For Assam, for the people - Congress is coming to power on 2nd May 2021. In every corner of Assam, trust means Congress and we are grateful for the renewed faith Hagrama Mohillary has shown in the Congress.”

The BPF has in the past tried to assert the integrity of the indigenous land, only to be let down by the Ruling Government, stated Congress in a press statement.

The BPF has maintained its stronghold in the Bodoland Territorial Region which won 12 seats in the 2016 Assembly Elections. For the 2021 elections, the BPF can clearly see the wind blowing in Congress’ direction and believes that for the betterment of the people of Bodoland, they must be a part of the winning alliance, the press statement claimed.

Chairperson, Bodoland People’s Front, Hagrama Mohilary, firmly declared to the Press, “The people of Assam are struggling with rampant inflation and mass unemployment, along with which, the insensitive BJP government is imposing the anti-people CAA law. The people are so fed up that they are chanting ‘Assam Bachao’. For these reasons I too, believe, that Congress can give Assam better governance. The BPF has joined the Congress-led Mahajot, because there was a demand for it, from the people of Bodoland. The people can see the BJP has become unpopular and is being routed this election. The Mahajot is coming to power and the BPF, with them. We have seen public sentiment across Assam, change in favour of Congress, over the last few weeks. Securing the best for the people of Bodoland, need the BPF to be part of the winning alliance.”

Secretary AICC, Anirudh Singh firmly said, “The idea of the Mahajot is to represent the diversity of Assam, and the Congress welcomes BPF in this mission. United we stand,as the BPF joins the Congress-led Mahajot, the aspirations of the people of Assam are about to find voice and shape in the form of a Mahajot Government. The Bodoland People’s Front also agrees, the best party to lead the state, to maintain peace and bring prosperity, is the Congress. When we said the Congress is going to win 101 seats, people said we don’t even have a Bodo ally. Now we do, and Assam’s destiny is about to change for the better. The AICC warmly welcomes HagramaMohilary to the Mahajot.”

All members of the Congress-led Grand Alliance were present at the Press Conference.

Also Read: Assam Legislative Assembly Election Dates Announced: Polls to be Held in 3 Phases- March 27, April 1 and April 6

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