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BPF sweeps BTC polls

india Updated: Apr 23, 2010 08:42 IST

The ruling Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) led by Hagrama Mohilary swept the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls winning 31 of the 40 seats.

Official sources said in Guwahati on Friday that the BPF won nine seats each in Kokrajhar and Baksa, six seats in Chirang and seven seats in Udalguri while Congress, its ally in the state government, which had entered into a friendly contest in the BTC polls, won three seats.

The opposition Bodoland Peoples' Progressive Forum (BPPF) and its ally United Democratic Peoples' Front (UDPF) won a seat each while four independents also made it to the Council, sources added.

BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary told reporters at Kokrajhar that his party would form the Council in alliance with the Congress and strive towards development.

"I congratulate the people for the victory. Our victory has proved people's support to us. We will carry on the good work for the development of the region, he added.

The BTC was created after the signing of the Bodo Accord in December 2003 and an interim Council was formed subsequently".

The first BTC election was held in 2005.