Bodoland People's Front

Summary

The Bodoland People's Front (BPF) is a state political party in Assam, India. The party is headquartered in Kokrajhar Town and previously was in ruling government in the autonomous region of Bodoland. The party joined United Progressive Alliance after leaving National Democratic Alliance.[5]

Bodoland People's Front
AbbreviationBPF
ChairpersonHagrama Mohilary
Founded2005
HeadquartersKokrajhar, Assam
IdeologySecularism[1][2]
Democratic socialism[3]
ECI StatusState Party[4]
AllianceNDA (2016-2021),
(2022-Present)
(Assam)
UPA (2011-2016),(2021-2021)
None(2022-Present)(Bodoland)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Assam Legislative Assembly
3 / 126
Seats in Bodoland Territorial Council
10 / 40
Election symbol
Nagol
Party flag
BPF-Flag.svg
Website
www.bpfassam.in

HistoryEdit

The BPF was formed as political party in year 2005,[6] Hagrama Mohilary and Emmanuel Mosahary were selected as the President and the General Secretary of the new party. Hagrama Mohilary formed the first Elected Executive Bodoland Territorial Council after the end of the election.[7][8]

Bodoland Peoples Front formed as per the resolution Vide No. 3, adopted in the Political convention held on 4th and 5th December 2005, as per BPF constitution,[2] BPF shall bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of India as established by law and to the principles of democracy, socialism and secularism as enshrined in the Indian Constitution, and also solemnly affirm our commitment to work for upholding the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India.[9][2] To work for strengthening the Indian Nationalism providing due respect to the identities of all sections of people.[10]

The party began its journey in the 2011 Assam Legislative election where the party stormed and surprised everyone by winning 12 seats. The party also became the 3rd largest party behind INC and AIUDF, and this was considering the fact that the party had only contested 29 seats. Ahead of the 2016 Assam legislative election the party joined the National Democratic Alliance. The party was assigned 16 seats as per the agreement and won the same 12 seats. Despite just winning 12 seats the party had the best winning percentage and was part of the government in Assam. Then in 2021 the party left National Democratic Alliance and joined the United Progressive Alliance ahead of the 2021 Assam election. The party was assigned 12 seats and only ended up winning 4 seats, later the party decided to formally announced its departure from United Progressive Alliance, due to poor performance in the election.

Electoral performanceEdit

Assam Legislative Assembly Elections
Year Party leader Seats contested Seats won Change in seats Percentage of votes Vote swing Popular vote Result
2021 Hagrama Mohilary 12 4   8 3.39% 651,073 Opposition, Later others
2016 16 12   3.94% 666,057 Government
2011 29 12   12 6.13% 847,520 Outside Support for Government

Development in BTCEdit

Educational InstitutionsEdit

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary laid the foundation stone of Udalguri Engineering College.[11]

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary laid the foundation stone of a Rs 26-crore IT park at Onthai Gwlao, Chandamari, nearly 4 km northwest of Kokrajhar town.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Renewed Constitution of Bloodland Peoples Front" (PDF). 11 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "BPF-Membership Registration System". www.bpfonline.in. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  3. ^ "IDEOLOGY & FLAG". India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Tweet". twitter.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  6. ^ BPF Letter head indicating date of foundation
  7. ^ Approved), Journal ijmr net in(UGC. "BODOLAND PEOPLES FRONT- ITS NATURE AND ROLE - AN ANALYTICAL STUDY" – via www.academia.edu. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "BJadav Ch. Basumatary Research Scholar, Bodoland University Dr. Jyotiraj Pathak Deptt. of Political Science, Bodoland University" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Renewed Constitution of Bloodland Peoples Front" (PDF). 11 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  10. ^ "BPF-Membership Registration System". www.bpfonline.in. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Foundation stones of 3 institutions laid – Colleges at Kokrajhar and Udalguri". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Foundationlaid for Rs 26-crore IT park". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 16 March 2020.