Assam minister Ashok Singhal claims Hagrama-led BPF is nowhere in the political landscape

Assam minister Ashok Singhal claims Hagrama-led BPF is nowhere in the political landscape

Assam cabinet minister Ashok Singhal asserted that in Bodoland, the Hagrama-led Bodo Peoples Front (BPF) has lost its ground.

The minister while interacting with the media said, "Himanta Biswa Sarma has not asked for support from BPF in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections...they are with us in assembly floor coordination but not political alliance with them. We (BJP), AGP and UPPL as an ally will fight the upcoming polls and are confident to win in large number of votes in Darang, Udalguri or Kokrajhar seats we shall win both seats with a majority of votes."

Further, the minister also claimed that the BPF party is nowhere in the political landscape as previously the party used to have 12 seats and now the same has been reduced to three seats only.

"They ruled the BTC for 17 years and are now out of power without any Rajya Sabha members and this time the response we are getting from the public we are confident that peace has been restored in BTC," Singhal added.

Also Read: Himanta Biswa Sarma: BPF excluded from BJP's political alliance in Assam; LS seat sharing formula in February 2024

Earlier on November 16, Assam Chief Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on November 17 held a closed-door meeting with the alliance parties ahead of the Lok Sabha election in 2024.

The meeting which was conceived by state BJP president Bhabesh Kalita witnessed the presence of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma led the BJP party and leaders of AGP, UPPL, Ganashakti Assam and Rabha Joutha Mancha.

Addressing the media, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "All the parties have decided to participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha election so that PM Modi is elected for the third time as the Prime Minister of India."

While speaking on the alliance with the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) party, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Hagrama-led party is not a part of the saffron party's political alliance, however, in the Rajya Sabha election as the party has supported the BJP and the saffron party would be happy if BPF helps the BJP in the seats which are not occupied by the Hagrama led BPF party.