BPF announces first list of contestants

Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 18:03

Kokrajhar: Ruling Congress ally Bodoland
Peoples Front (BPF) on Thursday announced its first list of 17
contestants, including three ministers, for elections to the
126-member Assam Assembly next month.

Ministers in the Tarun Gogoi government- Chandan
Brahma, Promila Rani Brahma and Rihon Daimary - were included
in the list, which was released at a press meet here by party
chief Hagrama Mohilary.

Two sitting MLAs, Kamal Singh Narzary and Komoli
Basumatary, were given tickets from the party to contest again
in the two-phase April 1 and 11 polls, Mohilary said.

Bodoland Territorial Council executive member Emannuel
Basumatary would also be a contestant, added Mohilary who is
the chief executive member of the Council.

Among the six candidates for the reserved Scheduled
Tribe consituencies announced, Promila would re-contest from
Kokrajhar(East), Chandan from Sidli and Rihon from Udalguri.
These 17 constituencies would go to the polls in the
second phase on April 11.

Hagrama Mohilary`s father-in-law Batendra Nath Brahma
has also been named in the list of contestants.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 18:03
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