Assam: BPF decides to contest next assembly poll Assam, the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to contest the next Assembly poll in the State in alliance with the ruling Congress. This was stated by the Chief Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Mr. Hagrama Mohilary while speaking to media persons at Kokrajhar. He said the BPF-Congress alliance in the State is still strong and will have friendly contest.

Mr. Mohilary said BPF would field its candidates in 22 Assembly seats in the ensuing election. Bodoland People’s Front, with 12 legislators, is at present a Congress ally in the Tarun Gogoi-led Government in the State. The term of the present 126-member Assembly in the State is expiring in May this year.

AIR Guwahati Correspondent reports that hectic parleys are on among different political parties of the State for selection of their suitable candidates in the ensuing election.

The opposition BJP and Asom Gana Parishad have already announced their first lists of contesting candidates for the polls. Most of the political parties, including the ruling Congress have demanded the Election Commission to hold the next Assembly poll in the State before the Rongali Bihu in Mid-April.