People of the autonomous Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) on Saturday announced that it will be electing its new Chief Executive Member in December.
The official release further stated that Bodoland has been long tormented by divisive politics and underwhelming development, and was swept by a wave of hope and optimism with the end of term of the previous council on 27 April 2020.
“Over the last 17 years, people in the BTR have waited patiently for a change, unfortunately with no substantial development or improvement in socio-economic status quo, a lot of promises have been left unfilled, leaving a lot to be desired,” it added in the statement.
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Former ABSU (All Assam Bodo Student Union) leader Pramod Boro, who was one of the key signatories of the January Bodo Accord in 2020, has been juggling the role of being a student union leader and substantiating the family’s income with daily labour wages during his youth. He was ‘unanimously’ elevated as the president of the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) in February this year.
Boro’s recent campaigns have witnessed large gatherings, particularly of women who see the merits of his focus on developing horticulture, agriculture, handloom, and handicrafts infrastructure across the BTAD.
The key agendas of Boro’s campaign include developing the neglected MSME sector and empowering farmers with new-age farming equipment and infrastructure. It may be mentioned that about 75 percent of the people in BTC is dependent on agriculture, sericulture, dairy farming, and livestock rearing as their primary sources of income.
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