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Mohilary to move court on Guv rule


GUWAHATI, April 28 - The Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary today said that his party will move the court challenging Governor�s rule in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) area. On Monday, for the first time in its history, the power of BTC was taken over by the Assam Governor and an IAS officer was appointed as its administrator. The development took place on the day the tenure of Mohilary-led council got over.

The election to the BTC could not be held due to the national lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, Hagrama requested the BJP-led State government, of which the BPF is an ally, to extend the tenure of his council for another six months. But the Governor did not accept the request, Hagrama said on Monday.

Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, who represents the BPF in the Assam Assembly, convened a meeting with party MLAs at her residence here to discuss the present situation of the Bodoland.

Talking to The Assam Tribune, Brahma said the move was �unwarranted� as it could have been possible to hold the BTC election by maintaining all medical emergency-related rules and regulations.

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