AJP won't be a factor in the BTR during 2021 polls, says MLA Emmanuel Mosahary

AJP won't be a factor in the BTR during 2021 polls, says MLA Emmanuel Mosahary


KOKRAJHAR: Emmanual Mosahary, formerly of the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) who recently switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today claimed that the newly-floated Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) will be a non-factor in the Assembly polls in 2021. The Tamulpur MLA further asserted that the BJP would emerge as the single-largest party in the polls.

"We cannot bar them (the AJP) from contesting the polls. They are a new party and they will float candidates in all 126 Constituencies. However, they will not be a force to reckon with in this election," Mosahary stated.

Weighing in on the AJP's wish to contest the polls with the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), Mosahary said, "In two (out of four) districts in the BTR, the BPF is already a spent force. This time, they did not come to power, and they will be relegated to the museum as they have lost the goodwill of the people. They performed well in two districts. In the others, they only got the minority vote, which will not be enough in 2021."

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Complaining about the rule of the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) led Government and its alleged failure, Mosahary added that the "democracy" is a new concept in the BTC. "The role of the Panchayat will be very very important. We will start from the high schools itself and adopt the model that has been adopted in other parts of the country," he stated.

A day after officially joining the party, former All Assam Students Union (AASU) general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi on Thursday took charge as the president of the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

The student-leader-turned-politician was entrusted the responsibility of leading the new regional party, which aims to espouse rights of indigenous Assamese, at the outfit’s first political convention in Sivasagar.

Speaking to media persons yesterday, the AJP President informed that his party would contest in all of the 126 Constituencies of the State, and expressed confidence of forming the next Government in Assam.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Dec 18, 2020