KOKRAJHAR, March 10 � Hagrama Mohilary, president of BPF and BTC chief, today declared 17 candidates in the first list of the party, while it is likely to declare the second list on March 15 or 16.
Declaring the names of the candidates today at a public meeting at Kadomtola near the BTC secretariat, Mohilary said that the BPF has a clear vision in declaring the names of candidates in the first list for the first phase. As many as 111 aspirants had applied for tickets in 40 LACs, but the party is to contest only those seats where BPF has a sure chance to win, Hagrama said and maintained that BPF is projecting the most popular and confident candidates.
At the same time, the BPF supremo said that BPF has been gaining enormous public support including the support of other communities and in future BPF will not remain confined to BTC or Assembly elections but will field its own candidates in any election of Assam as a political party.
The first list of BPF includes Banendra Kr Mushahary from 24 No. Gauripur, Batendra Nath Brahma from 26 No. Bilasipara West, Majendra Narzary from 28 No. Gossaigaon, Pradip Brahma from 29 No. Kokrajhar West (ST), Pramila Rani Brahma from 30 No. Kokrajhar East (ST), Chandan Brahma from 31 No. Sidli (ST), Kamalsing Narzary from 33 No. Bijni, Emmanuel Mushahary from 58 No. Tamulpur, Manaswar Brahma from 62 No. Barama (ST), Thaneswar Basumatary from 63 No. Chapaguri (ST), Kamali Basumatary from 64 No. Panery, Maheswar Boro from 65 No. Kalaigaon, Rihon Daimary from 69 No. Udalguri (ST), Rakheswar Brahma from 70 No. Majbat, Kamal Kurmi from 78 No. Gohpur, Uma Rani Brahma from 27 No. Bilasipara East and Sashanka Brahma from 32. Bongaigaon.
It may be mentioned here that the new faces in the first list include the father-in-law of Hagrama Mohilary Batendra Nath Brahma who has been fielded from 26 No. Bilasipara West. The names of a few sitting MLAs of BPF have not been included in the first list that has mostly covered LACs coming under BTAD region. Out of the 17 candidates of BPF so far, three are women candidates and one is a non-Bodo candidate.