Key Assam ally dumps BJP, joins Congress bloc

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GUWAHATI: After being the key alliance partner in the BJP-led Assam government for the last five years, the Hagrama Mohilary-led


People’s Front (BPF) joined the Congress-led grand alliance on Saturday in an attempt to oust the saffron party from


BPF, which has been winning all the 12 seats in Bodoland since 2006 — that year, the Front saved the then minority


government — was dumped by


in the

Bodoland Territorial Council

(BTC) polls held in December last year.
“To work for Peace, Unity and Development BPF has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH in the forthcoming

Assam Assembly Election

. We shall no longer maintain friendship or alliance with BJP,” Hagrama, who was chief administrator of BTC for the last 17 years, said on Twitter.
BPF had joined hands with BJP in 2016 after dumping Congress, which had been its partner in office from 2011. BJP on the other hand finished short of a simple majority last time and banked on BPF and AGP to form its government.

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