Guwahati: The results of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) have been declared and the BTC will witness a coalition-ruled council. The BJP with its allies the United Peoples’ Party Liberal (UPPL) and the Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) will jointly form the next NDA-ruled Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
The Bodo Peoples’ Front (BPF) has emerged as the single largest party with 17 seats, UPPL has won 12, BJP has got 9 while GSP and Congress have bagged 1 seat each. BJP, UPPL and GSP will form the new council in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). The 40-member new Council will be headed by UPPL Chief Promod Bodo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Northeast for placing their faith in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after the party managed to secure a majority along with alliance member UPPL and GSP.
PM Modi said, “NDA is committed to serving the people of the Northeast. I congratulate our ally UPPL and @BJP4Assam for securing a majority in the Assam BTC election, and wish them the very best in fulfilling people’s aspirations. I thank the people for placing their faith in the NDA.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also congratulated the NDA for securing a comfortable majority in Assam BTC election.
Taking to Twitter, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “NDA secured a comfortable majority in Assam BTC election. Congratulations to our ally UPPL, CM @sarbanandsonwal, @himantabiswa, @RanjeetkrDass and @BJP4Assam unit. I thank people of Assam for their continued faith in PM @narendramodi’s resolve towards a developed North East.”
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Thank you Hon PM Sri @narendramodi. The results are Bodoland’s tribute to your constant love & affection for people. Under your visionary leadership the historic BTR Accord was signed, and the pace of progress has constantly accelerated. We are forever grateful to you.”
Veteran ABSU leader and UPPL Chief Pramod Boro will lead the council. Boro had launched a massive campaign during the BTC Elections to bring change in the region. In his rallies, Boro’s focus had been on uplifting the society from the grassroots level.
During his campaigns, Pramod Boro had also announced to create 10,000 job opportunities for the unemployed within a span of two years and around five lakh self-employment opportunities in five years, and setting up more than 100 skill-development and community colleges across BTR, if voted to power.
The BTC elections for 40 seats were held in two phases, on December 7 and 10.