By Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar (Assam) ,Oct 7: A total five candidates from different national and regional parties have filed their nomination papers for contesting the assembly by-polls at No.28 Gossaigaon LAC in Kokrajhar district on Thursday amidst strict COVID-19 protocols.
United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) candidate Jiron Basumatary, BPF candidate Dhruba Kumar Brahma Narzary, AIUDF candidate Kairul Annam Kandakar, Congress candidate Jowel Tudu and Kurkec Mushahary (independent) have filed their nomination papers before the returning officer of No.28 LAC at Gossaigaon subdivisional office in for Gossaigaon.
UPPL candidate Basumatary was accompanied by BJP president Bhabesh Kalita,cabinet ministers Urkhao Gwra Brahma Brahma,Ashok Singhal and several senior leaders of UPPL and BJP .
UPPL is contesting in both Gossaigaon and Tamulpur constituencies under the banner of NDA alliance and extending support to the BJP party candidate at Bhawanipur LAC (Phanidhar Talukdar) in the by-polls on Oct 30.
President of Assam state BJP ,Bhabesh Kalita said that BJP led NDA alliance backed by UPPL candidates for Gossaigaon LAC( Jiron Basumatary) and Tamulpur LAC candidate( Jolen Daimary )are sure to win the assembly by-polls with majority support .
In Tamulpur LAC, UPPL candidate Jolen Daimary filed nomination papers before the returning officer of Tamulpur subdivisional office today.
Daimary was accompanied with UPPL president and BTR CEM Pramod Boro and Assam cabinet minister Ranjit Kumar Dass.
In Gossaigaon and Tamulpur LACs,the assembly by-polls have been necessitated following death of sitting MLAs Majendra Narzary and Lehoram Boro due to Covid -19 .
BJP chief Kalita while addressing the reporters today at Gossaigaon said that NDA alliance candidates across the five LACs are are winning in the by-polls as all sections of people will be voting in favour of the NDA alliance parties.He said that NDA alliance parties are fully extending support to the UPPL party candidate Jiron Basumatary for Gossaigaon and Jolen Daimary at Tamulpur .
He said that NDA alliance parties which includes BJP, AGP,GSP and UPPL are fully geared up for to ensure victory for the UPPL candidate in Gossaigaon LAC.
Kalita also clarified that no communication or discussion was held with the BPF party despite Hagrama Mohilary claiming to be an alliance partner of the NDA ahead the assembly by-polls.
He said that NDA alliance have worked out strategies for the by-polls and accordingly no support base from BPF is required at the present moment .
He said that BPF’s statement is not going to have any impact among the voters .
He clarfied that there is no any alliance with BPF as well no communication has been established so far.
He said that the BJP has alliance with UPPL and are in power both in BTR administration and state government.
UPPL president and BTR CEM Pramod Boro said that NDA alliance candidates will emerge victorious winning in all of LACs including Gossaigaon and Tamulpur constituencies in the state.
He added that people are waiting to vote in favor of NDA alliance backed UPPL candidates in the assembly by-polls in Bodoland region.
Cabinet minister Ashok Singhal said that there is no relevance of BPF at this juncture and BPF party and Hagrama Mohilary have no relevance among the people in Bodoland region.
Cabinet minister Brahma said that Hagrama Mohilary has made distance alliance with BJP from his side but UPPL has direct alliance with BJP which is intact .
BTR deputy CEM and senior UPPL leader Gabinda Chandra Basumatary said that there is no impact of BPF in the upcoming assembly by-polls in Bodoland Territorial Region districts.
In an exclusive interview with this correspondent today, Basumatary said that NDA alliance parties are contesting in all five LACs including with two UPPL party candidates at Gossaigaon and Tamulpur LACs.
He said that BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary and BPF party have turned into a crack on the wall as many party leaders are leaving their own base .
He said that there would be no any impact of BPF party in the by-polls. He has claimed that all NDA candidates are winning in the by-polls.
Meanwhile, BPF president Hagrama Mohilary has said that his party candidate is confident of winning from the Gossaigaon constituency as people from all walks of life are supporting him .
He claimed that he and his party has close contact with chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and accordingly working for betterment in BTR region.