Congress ally BPF members shifted to Jagdalpur

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RAIPUR, Apr 15

The 15 members of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), a Congress ally in the ongoing Assembly Elections in Assam, including at least six contestants for the post of MLAs, who’re shifted to Raipur on Saturday by a chartered flight fearing horse trading, has now been shifted to a luxury resort at Jagdalpur in Bastar district.

 Amidst fears of horse trading, the Congress has shifted most of its and its allies winning candidates to safe and secret places in Congress ruled states, so that they can’t be poached. Accordingly, the Congress has shifted All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) candidates to Jaipur in Rajasthan and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) candidates to Raipur and now to Jagdalpur, who’ll be here till May 1 or 2.

     The Congress is leaving no stone unturned in its quest towards forming government in Assam. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and In charge Secretary Vikas Upadhyay along with hundreds of leaders from Congress rank and file in Chhattisgarh had toiled hard in Assam elections and they do not want see their hard work go in vain and hence they’re shifting the contestants from their allies to safe places. In Assam, the Congress is contesting against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party along with its allies including All India United Democratic Front, Bodoland People’s Front, CPI (M), Communist Party of India and Anchalik Gana Morcha.

Meanwhile, fearing horse-trading by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the announcement of results of the tightly contested State Assembly election on May 2, as it has been seen in the past that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been able to strike alliance with allies of other parties in other states and form government, the Congress-led alliance is taking all precautionary measures to keep away its potential winners out of BJP’s reach.

Getting an opportunity to have a luxurious stay for another 20 days, the candidates had proposed to fly abroad and enjoy leisure in the foreign countries, but travel restrictions in many countries following the pandemic had played spoilsport for the Congress-led Mahajut candidates in Assam to fly abroad for a pleasure trip. Hence they were shifted to Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

     These Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) members who had arrived in Raipur by a chartered flight from Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri during late evening hours on April 10, 2021, were earlier stationed in two luxury hotels on VIP Road under highest cover of secrecy. Later some of them were shifted to another luxury hotel in Nava Raipur.

Now all of them have been shifted to a luxury resort in Jagdalpur. Reacting to their presence in Jagdalpur, senior BJP leader from Bastar and former Minister Kedar Kashyap tweeted that despite imposition of Section 144 in Bastar region, the Chief Minister is hosting probable Assam MLAs in a luxury resort near Chitrakote in Bastar, the people of Bastar will remember your opportunistic approach in the midst of COVID-19 crisis in Chhattisgarh.

     The  Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) members who have been shifted to Raipur amidst fear of horse trading were Parbin Boro contesting from Barama Assembly constituency, Hitesh Basumatari contesting from Chapagiri; Charan Boro contesting from Majbat; Chandan Bramha contesting from Sidli; Kamal singh Narjari contesting from Bijni; and Majendra Narjari contesting from Gossaigaon. Others BPF Members who accompanied these leaders are Bhimraj Basumatari, Rameshwar Thakur, Dhananjay Basumatari, Saikong Basumatari, Paniram Bramha, Karunkanta Sargiyari, Anirudh Singh, Mrityunjay Narjari and Juna Daimari.

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