November 17, 2020 6:46:42 pm
The elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) can be held in two phases on December 7 and 10, and the counting is scheduled on December 12, the state election fee of Assam introduced on Tuesday.
Polling for the 40 seats of the BTC was scheduled to be held on April 4 and the outcomes have been to be introduced on April 8. However in March, because the pandemic broke out, the state ballot panel indefinitely deferred them. Later, amid a rise in Covid circumstances in Assam, the state’s Well being Division wrote to the state election commission in September that the BTC elections must be postponed.
Within the 2015 Council elections, BPF, the BJP’s ally within the state authorities, had received 20 seats and wrested energy. The BJP had received just one seat. Coming simply forward of the upcoming state elections early subsequent yr, the BTC election may very well be essential for the BJP.
In January this yr, the BJP-led central authorities signed a peace and improvement accord with Bodo teams, adopted by the ceremonial laying down of arms of over 1600 cadres of the Bodo militant outfit NDFB. Subsequent month, PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Kokrajhar in Bodoland Territorial Area, and termed it as one of many largest in Impartial India.
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