The Bodoland Folks’s Entrance (BPF) has invited Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav to be the chief visitor for Bodoland Accord Day celebrations on February 10.
The BPF could have severed ties with Assam’s ruling BJP after the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election in December, however it stays an ally within the Meeting. The RJD, alternatively, is aligned firmly towards the BJP after the bitterly-contested election in Bihar in October-November final 12 months.
The RJD, which has up to now flourished beneath Mr Yadav’s management – it received 75 seats in Bihar to emerge because the single-largest get together – is planning to contest between 25 and 30 seats in Assam, which votes for a brand new Meeting in April.
“Since BTC was created on February 10, 2003, the day is well known yearly as Bodoland Accord Day by BPF. This 12 months additionally BPF goes to have fun… at Bishmuri in Kokrajhar district, with a gathering of lakhs. I wish to request (that) you kindly grace the programme as Chief Visitor,” the BPF’s letter to Tejashwi Yadav, written by chief Hagrama Mohilary, mentioned.
Mohilary was additionally one of many signatories of the accord.
An ex-member of the Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT), Mohilary and others laid down arms in 2003 to signal the accord that created the Bodoland Territorial Space Districts.
“Because the creation of BTC, the BPF – a regional political get together – dominated BTC until 2020. Throughout this era the BPF may, in an actual sense, create a peaceable environment.. deliver the individuals nearer to one another and work for accelerated growth,” Mohilary wrote.
In January final 12 months the centre signed one other accord – with the Nationwide Democratic Entrance of Bodoland, one other armed outfit within the area. Beneath this accord 1000’s laid down arms, and the centre agreed to reconstruct the Council and its boundaries.
The BJP had ditched the BPF in 2015 – a 12 months earlier than the final Meeting election – throughout BTR elections, the place the BPF had dominated for 3 consecutive phrases since its inception and cast an alliance with United Folks’s Get together (Liberal) and the Gana Suraksha Get together to kind the council within the 4 BTR districts – Udalguri, Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa
“Fourth BTC normal election was held on December 10, 2020. On this election the BPF received 17 of 40 seats. Nevertheless, regardless of successful solely 9 seats the BJP fashioned the federal government forcefully by horse-trading…compelling UPPL (12 seats) and two others to affix them (and) disrespecting the mandate of the individuals. The individuals of Bodoland stand towards discriminatory, communal, and spiritual fundamentalist organisations like BJP,” Mohilary wrote.
The BJP lately mentioned it might contest the Assam election with the UPPL as its ally.