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"Hagrama Mohilary not the Zamindar of BTC": Himanta Biswa Sarma continues war of words with ex-Chief

"Hagrama Mohilary not the Zamindar of BTC": Himanta Biswa Sarma continues war of words with ex-Chief

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GORESWAR: Assam's Finance, Health, and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today slammed former Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Hagrama Mohilary for his alleged mis-rule and corruption in the region. During a massive election rally held in Baksa's Goreswar today, Sarma claimed that Hagrama is no "zamindar" of the region.

"What does Hagrama Mohilary do with the Rs. 1000 core that gets each year? Does he builld up the roads? Construct schools or colleges? Or does he give matriculation scholarships? He is such a big cat that he gobbles all the funds up," Sarma said, taking potshots at the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) Chief.

Exuding hope that the BJP party would win the Goreswar Seat in the 40-member Assembly, Sarma added that no one would be treated as a "second-class citizen" if the BJP does come to power.

Sarma also claimed that there is no procedure for buying or selling properties in the BTC region. "One lakh people got land pattas last month. Bhabesh Kalita gave pattas in Rangia, but nobody got pattas in Goreswar. It is said that it is not the procedure in the BTC," Sarma said, trying to rile up the crowd against Mohilary's alleged mis-rule.

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He further added that once the BJP comes to power in Kokrajhar, the SDC shall have to give the "rights to buy and sell land within 15 days." Hagrama Mohilary is not the zamindar of the region to deprive the people of these basic rights, he said.

Lamenting the alleged lack of legal appointment for Government posts, Sarma claimed that Government posts in the region are filled based on Hagrama's whims. This, Sarma said, is disheartening of the region.

It needs mention here that in the lead up to the polls in the BTC, Biswa Sarma has begun a blistering campaign that has taken him to many regions of the Bodo-dominated region of Assam. Time and again, he has launched scathing attacks against Hagrama, and questioned his self-chosen role as a sort of zamindar in the region.

Meanwhile, Sarma has hinted that the BPF party shall not be a part of the ruling coalition after the Assembly elections in 2021. Sarma said that the BJP will win all 12 Assembly Seats in the BTC.

Meanwhile, two senior BPF party members -- Biswajit Daimary and Emmanuel Mosahary -- will be join the BJP party on November 20, if party president Ranjeet Dass is to be believed.

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