GOSSAIGAON, March 12 - Major political parties, including BJP, UPPL, Congress, Gana Suraksha Party and ruling BPF have geared up their activities for the Bodoland Territorial Counci (BTC) election.
Gossaigaon, which is said to be the focal point of the election, has been witnessing a series of political activities for the past several days. What is more interesting is that ticket aspirants along with their supporters are busy appeasing the top brass to get their tickets.
There are five constituencies in Gossaigaon subdivision, including Guma, Srirampur, Zamduar, Saraibil and Kachugaon.
In the last BTC polls held in 2015, the Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) won 20 of the 40 seats while the People�s Coordination for Democratic Rights (PCDR) won seven seats and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) bagged four seats.
This time, the BPF is likely to face a stiff challenge from the United People�s Party Liberal (UPPL), which is likely to field candidates in all the 40 constituencies of the BTC.
The UPPL has gained in strength with former All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) president Pramod Boro recently joining the party and elevated to the post of president.
Moreover, NDFB (S) leader BR Ferrenga along with his supporters has also joined the UPPL.
BTC chief and BPF leader Hagrama Mohilary, however, was confident of his party�s smooth sail in the BTC polls. The BPF released its first list of 15 candidates last month.