KOKRAJHAR, June 9 - In a major setback to the BPF party just ahead of the BTC election, former MLA and secretary of Assam Football Association Hemendra Nath Brahma quit the party and formally joined the UPPL party here on Monday.
Talking to mediapersons just after joining the UPPL party, he said that he has no personal enmity against anybody.
He added that he is inclined towards fruitful political development taking place in the BTR region under the leadership of UPPL president Promod Boro, along with the founder president of UPPL party, UG Brahma.
He said it is high time to concentrate on maintaining political stability and therefore work for the people in the BTR region. In the interest of general welfare, he became attracted towards national-level politics, he said.
UPPL president Promod Boro recollected that during the last 17 years of BPF-rule in BTC, the BPF party could not do anything for the various communities and the people of the BTC region.
He further claimed that the ruling BPF party during its tenure did nothing worthwhile for the people, but was wallowing in largescale corruption at all levels of governance for personal gain, thus depriving the people from their legitimate entitlements.
He said that the UPPL party had no objection if the government is well prepared to conduct the BTC election amid the COVID-19 situation.
However, he maintained that election is not more important than the collective wellbeing of the local people.