United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) president Pramod Boro was sworn in as the chief executive member (CEM) of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) at Greenfield, Bodofa Nagar in Kokrajhar on Tuesday.
Boro took oath in the presence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with other dignitaries and a sea of humanity. He took oath in the Bodo language.
Pramod Boro, former president of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) was one of the signatories of the Bodo Peace Accord on January 27 in 2020. He left the students’ body to join the UPPL. Boro led the party in the BTC election as its president. He won from Goibari and Koklabari constituencies of BTC.
On the other hand, former leader of the now-disbanded National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-Progressive) Gobinda Basumatary took oath as the deputy-CEM.
The new council has been formed with the support of BJP, UPPL and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP).
Besides Pramod Boro and Gobinda Basumatary, three other elected members took oath as executive members (EMs) of the new council.
The UPPL won 12 seats in the 40-member council that had went to polls in the two phases—on December 7 and 10.
While Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) bagged 17 seats, BJP and GSP won 9 and 1 seats respectively.