Guwahati, Nov 27: The ruling BJP’s key strategist in Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today reiterated that the alliance between BJP and the Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in the state would end with the completion of the first term of the coalition government in 2021.
Speaking to reporters, Sarma said that the commitment regarding the alliance with BPF was for five years and not a day beyond the five-year term.
“We would like to make it clear that the alliance with BPF will end with the completion of our term in the government next year. We are confident of contesting the 12 Assembly seats in BTR alone,” the minister said during the manifesto release function (for forthcoming BTC election) in Kokrajhar today.
It may be mentioned that a delegation comprising Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, minister Sarma and state BJP president, Ranjeet Kumar Dass, had met the party high command in New Delhi recently and discussed the party's strategy for the BTC and Assembly election.
The party high-command reportedly did not agree to snap ties with the BPF before the BTC election.
BPF, which currently holds 20 seats out of 40 in the council, is contesting in 37 seats this time.