The Bodoland Individuals’s Entrance (BPF) has invited Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav to be the chief visitor for Bodoland Accord Day celebrations on February 10.
The BPF might have severed ties with Assam’s ruling BJP after the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election in December, nevertheless it stays an ally within the Meeting. The RJD, however, is aligned firmly in opposition to the BJP after the bitterly-contested election in Bihar in October-November final yr.
The RJD, which has up to now flourished underneath Mr Yadav’s management – it gained 75 seats in Bihar to emerge because the single-largest get together – is planning to contest between 25 and 30 seats in Assam, which votes for a brand new Meeting in April.
“Since BTC was created on February 10, 2003, the day is well known yearly as Bodoland Accord Day by BPF. This yr additionally BPF goes to have a good time… at Bishmuri in Kokrajhar district, with a gathering of lakhs. I want to request (that) you kindly grace the programme as Chief Visitor,” the BPF’s letter to Tejashwi Yadav, written by chief Hagrama Mohilary, mentioned.
Mohilary was additionally one of many signatories of the accord.
An ex-member of the Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT), Mohilary and others laid down arms in 2003 to signal the accord that created the Bodoland Territorial Space Districts.
“Because the creation of BTC, the BPF – a regional political get together – dominated BTC until 2020. Throughout this era the BPF might, in an actual sense, create a peaceable environment.. carry the individuals nearer to one another and work for accelerated improvement,” Mohilary wrote.
In January final yr the centre signed one other accord – with the Nationwide Democratic Entrance of Bodoland, one other armed outfit within the area. Below this accord 1000’s laid down arms, and the centre agreed to reconstruct the Council and its boundaries.
The BJP had ditched the BPF in 2015 – a yr earlier than the final Meeting election – throughout BTR elections, the place the BPF had dominated for 3 consecutive phrases since its inception and solid an alliance with United Individuals’s Social gathering (Liberal) and the Gana Suraksha Social gathering to type the council within the 4 BTR districts – Udalguri, Kokrajhar, Chirang and Baksa
“Fourth BTC normal election was held on December 10, 2020. On this election the BPF gained 17 of 40 seats. Nevertheless, regardless of profitable solely 9 seats the BJP shaped the federal government forcefully by horse-trading…compelling UPPL (12 seats) and two others to affix them (and) disrespecting the mandate of the individuals. The individuals of Bodoland stand in opposition to discriminatory, communal, and spiritual fundamentalist organisations like BJP,” Mohilary wrote.
The BJP just lately mentioned it will contest the Assam election with the UPPL as its ally.