Bodoland Peoples Front ends 13-year alliance with Congress in Assam
Bodoland Peoples Front, an ally Congress in Assam, on Thursday broke its 13-year-old alliance with the party.
Kokrajhar: The Bodoland Peoples Front, an ally Congress in Assam, on Thursday broke its 13-year-old alliance with the party accusing it of non-cooperation in development of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts.
"The present Congress government has not cooperated at all with us in all round development of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). There is no point in continuing in this government if we cannot fulfil the aspirations of the Bodo people," BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary told reporters here.
Mohilary, who is also the Chief of Bodoland Territorial Council, said after a meeting of the BPF`s policy-making body that the Congress government failed to provide security to the life and property of the Bodo people despite being in power for so long.
"BTC has always been deprived of the state government`s fund allocation. The fund allocation is done taking into account the population factor of a particular region, but this has not been the case with us."
Asked about speculation that the BPF would join the BJP, more particularly for the Assembly elections in the state in 2016," Mohilary said the party had not decided about it.
BPF has 12 members at present out of 126 in the state Assembly.
Chandan Brahma is the only member in Tarun Gogoi`s council of ministers, with the portfolios of Transport, Tourism and Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes in BTAD Areas.
Brahma, along with his party colleagues in different government bodies would resign from their posts by tomorrow, Mohilary said.
BPF had joined the Congress in 2001, when Tarun Gogoi had formed his first government in Assam.