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Assam: BPF does not consider NDA as a factor in Kokrajhar LS seat, sees victory in Darrang-Udalguri too

First Published: 16th March, 2024 19:19 IST

The BPF today announced its candidates for the Kokrajhar and the Darrang-Udalguri seats.The Bodoland Peoples' Front today announced its candidates for 2 Lok Sabha seats.

Reported by Mizink Wary

Former Deputy Chief of Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) Kampa Borgoyary has been fielded from the Kokrajhar seat while BPF MLA from Kalaigaon Durga Das Boro will contest from the Darrang Udalguri seat.

Soon after his name was announced Kampa Borgoyary spoke to Northeast Live and said, “I am thankful to our president Hagrama Mohilary and all the senior leaders of the BPF for selecting me as the MP candidate. All people irrespective of community, religion are together and they are working on how to win the election. My victory in the election is 100% sure.”

Speaking about his election agendas, Kampa Borgoyary said, “Establishing peace and unity among the people living in the BTC areas and working for the development of this region are our main motto and purpose. I will go to people with this agenda.”

Asked if the NDA will be a factor for the BPF in the Kokrajhar LS seat, Borgoyary said, “NDA will not be a factor, becaure here in BTC people do not like and will not vote for UPPL. People are saying BPF wil win.”
On the other hand, Durga Das Bodo said, “I thank BPF Chief Hagrama Mohilary and all our CWC leaders. I am a MLA but our party leaders think that the party will be able to work more aggressively towards development, if I become an MP.”

Asked as to who will be the BPF’s main rival in Darrang-Udalguri, Durga Das Bodo said,”In this seat the main battle will be between BPF and BJP. The Congress will be at a far distance. The Congress had tried to win the election earlier too, but could not succeed. So this time at least if they want to defeat the BJP than they can vote for me, their votes will not be wasted and we will win. “

In Kokrajhar, the NDA allies- BJP, UPPL and AGP has fielded Jayanta Basumatary of the UPPL as its common candidate. The Congress has fielded Garjan Mushahary from the seat.

Incumbent Mangaldai MP from BJP, Dilip Saikia will be contesting from the Darrang-Udalguri seat, while the Congress has fielded Madhab Rajbanshi.

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