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BPF alliance with AJP "highly unlikely", says Assam Minister Pramila Brahma

BPF alliance with AJP "highly unlikely", says Assam Minister Pramila Brahma

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KOKRAJHAR: Senior Bodoland People's Front (BPF) leader Pramila Rani Brahma today flatly denied rumours that her party is gearing up for an alliance with the emerging regional power Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

Amid murmurs of an emerging camaraderie between the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) and the Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Pramila told Inside Northeast, "We will not forge an alliance with anyone ahead of this election, as per my knowledge. The AGP does not have any presence at all in Lower Assam. In these parts, the population consists of communities -- such as the Rajbongshi, Nath Jogis -- which are firmly under the influence of their local organizations. Forget the AJP, there is no scope for AGP here."

"If they truly have Assamese sentiments. If they wish to work for the upliftment of the local Assamese people and fight for their interests, then I wish them luck," Pramila further stated to Inside Northeast upon being asked about the AJP's prospects in the upcoming polls.

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Brahma also asserted that the chances of the BPF renewing the alliance with the BJP is extremely unlikely. "The BJP party works on their agendas. However, our concerns are different. We are yet to take a final call on the allliance. However, their leaders have reiterated time and again that they are dumping us. They

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set end its 5-year-long relationship with the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) amid growing ties with the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) after the parties united to form the Council in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) after along and hard-fought election.

On Saturday, there was a joint meeting between the BJP and UPPL leaders in which it was resolved that the two parties would be contesting the polls together. It is being speculated that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will put a final stamp on the alliance when he arrives in Kokrajhar later this month.

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