Bodoland People's Front

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Bodoland People's Front
Chairperson Hagrama Mohilary
Rajya Sabha leader Biswajit Daimary
Headquarters Kokrajhar, Assam
Ideology Secularism
Left-wing Populism
ECI Status State Party[1]
Alliance National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Election symbol
Nagol
Website
www.bpfassam.in

The Bodoland People's Front (BPF) is a state political party in Assam state in northeastern India. The party is located in the area of Bodoland majorly in an area around Kokrajhar. The major ambition of the party is to create a new state called Bodoland for Bodo people.

In the 2009 general election its candidate, Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Kokrajhar constituency. Biswajit Daimary of this party was elected to the Rajya Sabha in May 2008. BPF had 10 members in the 12th Assam Legislative Assembly, and it is a constituent of the current Bharatiya Janata Party led ruling coalition in Assam.[2] In the 2011 Assam Assembly election, BPF won 12 seats.

In 2011, with 12 elected lawmakers, the BPF initially supported the Congress government, primarily because of the efforts of Himanta Biswa Sarma, the former minister in the Tarun Gogoi government who later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

With Assam heading for elections in 2016, Bharatiya Janata Party made its first alliance with the Bodoland People's Front in lower Assam.

The announcement was made on January 19 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kokrajhar headquarters of the autonomous Bodoland Territorial Council and announces a possible economic package of Rs 1000cr or the Bodoland Territorial Council area.[3]

It was declared that Out of 126 Assembly constituencies, Bharatiya Janata Party would contest in 84 constituencies and leave 42 others to its four allies - Asom Gana Parishad (24), BPF (16), Rabha Jatiya Aikya Manch (1) and Tiwa Jatiya Aikya Manch (1).

In the 2016 Assembly Elections, the BPF won 12 seats and the alliance was established after Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance which also includes Asom Gana Parishad formed its first government in Assam with Pramila Rani Brahma and Rihon Daimary sworn in as ministers in the Sarbananda Sonowal ministry.

In May 2016, after the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance formed its first government in Assam, and formed a new alliance called the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) with Himanta Biswa Sarma as its convener. The Chief Ministers of the north eastern states of Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland too belong to this alliance.[4]


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