UDALGURI ,March 15 - Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary asserted that his party would form new development councils in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), if voted to power. The new development councils will carry out socio-economic development covering all sections of people in the BTC, he said while addressing an election rally here at Ambagan near Udalguri yesterday. Mohilary added that the BPF�s main objective is to bring in development among the people. �During past several years, the people of Bodoland have seen growth and more developmental works are to be carried out in the days to come,� he claimed. In this context, he assured that land pattas would be provided to the land-less people to earn their livlihood.
Later, talking to a group of mediapersons, Mohilary said that the BPF would win maximum seats in this election. To substantiate his claim, the BPF leader said that he has received an overwhelming response from the voters giving a signal that people want BPF to be in power again.The election rally, organised by the Udalguri District Committee of the BPF youth wing, which saw participation of senior leaders, including Biswajit Daimary and Rihon Daimari was attended by over 2,000 villagers.
Meanwhile, collection of nomination papers of Udalguri for 10 council constituencies began on Friday.
ANN Service from Gossaigaon adds: The Congress party has intensified its campaign for the BTC election in Gossaigaon. The party has been organizing a series of rallies and processions in a bid to attract voters. The candidates along with their supports have now started door-to-door campaign with lofty promises. Congress had a visible presence in Gossaigaon, however, the party is gradually losing its ground on account of lack of agenda for the Adivasi people. There are 45,557 voters, of them 23,228 are male and are rest are female.