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BJP to go it alone


GUWAHATI, March 11 - The BJP has decided to contest the forthcoming Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections on its own.

The decision was taken in a meeting at Goreswar today which was attended by State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and office-bearers of the State committee as well as from the four districts of BTR.

�We have decided to contest the BTC elections on our own. There will be no alliance with the BPF,� said a senior State BJP office-bearer. He said the decision to this effect was reached unanimously during the meeting.

It is noteworthy that NDA constituent Bodoland People�s Front (BPF), which is in power in the BTC, has already announced its candidates for 18 out of the 40 seats of council.

However, BPF president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary had earlier said that the NDA constituents � BJP, AGP and BPF � will contest the elections in alliance.

The Assam State Election Commission today issued the notification for the BTC polls. Elections will take place on April 4.

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