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BJP office bearers in BTAD areas resent move

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 12 - Office-bearers of the four district committees of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Bodoland Territorial Administrative District (BTAD) areas are resentful of the intended move of their state party leaders to forge an electoral alliance with the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF). The office bearers of these BJP district committees are aggrieved that they have not been consulted by the state leaders of the party in this connection.

However, state party leaders here said that there was no communication made with them by any of the party district committees on the issue, even as some of these BJP district committees� presidents told this newspaper today that the state leaders are quite aware of the development. Some of the senior state leaders of the party have asked them (district committee office-bearers) not to attend the January 13, 2016 Kokrajhar meeting proposed to hold an elaborate discussion on the issue.

The four district committees of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri have already held a meeting on the issue on January 8, 2016 at Musalpur in Baksa district and formed a regional committee to chalk out the future course of action on the issue.

The office bearers of the four district committees, mandal committees under the districts and the frontal organisations (morchas) of the party would meet on January 13, 2016 at Kokrajhar to give a final shape to their stand on the issue, said insiders in the party.

State BJP vice president Santanu Bharali said that there was no formal communication made by any party district committee of the BTAD areas on the issue.

When contacted, some of the above BJP district committee presidents told this newspaper here that they have strengthened the BJP in the BTAD areas fighting the Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF.

Hagrama Mohilary lacks credibility, as, he has made a public statement that his party would go with that party, which would finally be able to form the next Government in the State. This amply speaks of his lack of commitment towards an alliance with the BJP, as, he has kept the option for his vacillation open.

Moreover, Hagrama Mohilary has made the Congress a non-entity in the BTAD areas taking advantage of his party�s alliance with the former. There is no guarantee that he would not make the BJP face the same fate in the BTAD areas, said these BJP district presidents.

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