Udalguri: Assam Finance, Health, and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that senior Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader Biswajit Daimary shall join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the polls in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) to be held in December.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an election rally in Udalguri’s Harisinga village, Biswa Sarma said, “Biswajit Daimary and Emmanuel Mushahary shall both be joining the BJP party very soon. Since Biswa Jit Daimary is a member of the Rajya Sabha, we will have to fix a date and time for his joining. His body and soul are both with the BJP already.”
Sarma also claimed that although over Rs. 1,000 crore has been sanctioned for the Bodoland Territorial Council, the money has not been used by the previous government to develop the region. “In spite of the sanctioning of such huge sums, there is no development in the region and the BTC Government is yet to put forth its own schemes. We have created many jobs. But no one knows how these spots are being filled. It is said that the Chief appoints people to Government jobs. Why will students in the BTC study if there is no legality in the job sanctioning process?”
Sarma also said that the people have been deprived of the basic schemes of the Government in the region. “I have heard that even old people have to bribe the BPF to receive the old people’s pensions sanctioned by the Centre. This is most unfortunate,” said Sarma.
The Minister also announced that the State Government will ensure that all the schemes of the Government will be implemented in the BTC from here on onwards. “Should we not receive the account of the Rs. 1,000 crore that we have sanctioned for the BTC?’ Sarma thundered.
The elections in the BTC is likely to be held in the first half of December. The elections, originally scheduled to be held in April, were deferred due to the rampant spread of the novel coronavirus.
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