By Our Resident Editor in Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar (Assam),Mar 14 : Ever since the announcement of the notification for 4th general election to the Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) , massive campaigning and announcement of the party nominees are in full swing across the council region .
The elections would be conducted in 40 constituencies across four districts of the council on April 4 , next .
The BTC was created on Feb 10, 2003 through tripartite peace talks and followed by signing of an accord between centre,state and the then Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) leaders(now defunct) and comprises of four districts.
Since the creation of BTC,the Bodoland People’s Front(BPF) party has been ruling the council with majority support.
Recently, the third Bodo accord was signed on Jan 27 last between the centre,state government, the four factions of the NDFB,ABSU leaders and members from UBPO after tripartite peace talks in New Delhi in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah,chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal,BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary and several senior government officials of the state .
As per the provisions of the accord ,The Bodoland Territorial Region(BTR) was created as per the spirit of the BTR accord.
This is going to be the 4th general election and the first council elections after signing of the historic BTR accord.
The council election would witness multi – cornered contest during the elections and would be participated by all major political parties including some rebel leaders from all factions of the NDFB who said god bye to arms and opted for peace and development in the region .
The district administration is ensuring that the elections are conducted in a free and fair environment.
The council election is going to witness strong multi cornered contests during the council elections across the region as various parties are participating in the elections .
The two prominent regional parties- the ruling BPF party has so far announced 18 candidate’s names and decided to announce more candidates within few days .
The United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) ,would announce the names of the candidates in all 40 constituencies on Saturday and Congress would who have aligned for the council elections are jointly announcing the names of the candidates in over 25 seats.
BJP is fielding candidates in over 25 seats and the names are going to be announced on Sunday.
The CPI-M has also decided to contest in 10 seats.
As of now various political parties are busy in campaigning in every nook and corner across the region.
President of UPPL, Pramod Boro on Friday campaigned at four different places in Baksa and Udalguri districts .
Boro said that ruling BPF party has failed in providing good administration in the past 17 years it ruled in the region and today voters belonging to various communities are coming forward to extend support to the UPPL for good governance .
He assured that good governance and bringing of ‘parivartan’ is the main issue on which the elections would be fought .
He has appealed all sections in the society to participate in the polls for bringing ‘parivartan’ in the region.
Meanwhile,ruling BPF party has been conducting election rallies and campaigning at various places across the four districts.
Senior BPF leader and Assam Social Welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma said that BPF was fully prepared to face the challenges .She said that BPF would be victorious in majority of the seats and is confident of serving for the 4th consecutive term in the council.