Submitting a memorandum here to Assam’s chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, groups under the banner of the “BTR Organizations Coordinating Committee” demanded adequate security during the ballot to avoid violence.
“Illegal activities are carried out by some political parties to entice voters by using cash-for-vote tactics and distributing the same,” they said, without naming the outfits.
The groups urged Sonowal to take swift action to ensure fair and fair elections in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), comprising the districts of Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri.
The Chief Minister, in turn, assured the delegation that the necessary steps would be taken in this regard.
“Sonowal said the BTC elections are aimed at accelerating the socio-economic development of Bodo and other communities living in the region,” a statement from the CMO said.
Elections for the 40 members of BTC will take place in two phases on December 7 and 10, and the votes will be counted on December 12.
The Bodoland Popular Front (BPF) led by Hagrama Mohilary has led the BTC since it was first elected in 2005. The BTC was formed in 2003. PTI TR ACD ACD
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