Assam CM speaks on possibility of resuming alliance with BPF; here's what he said

Assam CM speaks on possibility of resuming alliance with BPF; here's what he said

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GUWAHATI: Assam's chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today weighed in on reports that Bodoland People's Front (BPF) top brass wishes to re-integrate into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led 'Mitrajoot' alliance.

Sarma said that he is "not aware" of any proposition that has been made thus far which is why it would be immature to comment on a renewal of the ruling party's alliance with the BPF.

"However, we are trying to run a government taking everyone from Assam on board. We will respect the political parties who support us. However, a political alliance is another thing altogether and we can only discuss such matters after receiving a proposition.

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BPF general secretary Prabin Boro on June 28 told local media that the party has decided to snap ties with the grand alliance.

Rumours started circulating after BPF leaders decided to 'skip' a joint press conference called by the parties here on Saturday. The allies tried to downplay the issue, claiming that the BPF leaders were absent due to "some difficulty perhaps"

However, an official declaration in this regard is yet to be made.

The BPF had joined hands with the grand alliance ahead of the Assam assembly elections. The Congress in Assam had formed a grand alliance with link-minded parties including the AIUDF to take on the BJP-led NDA during the assembly polls in Assam.

It is being reported that discontentment brews within the BPF after its loss of face in the recently held elections.

The party could only bag four seats in the BTR region compared to the 12 it won in the 2016 elections.

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Published On: Jun 30, 2021