UPPL’s Pramod Boro wins BTC floor test

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Published: December 24,2020 12:26 PM
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December 24, 2020: In a recent development, UPPL’s Pramod Boro has won the Bodoland Territorial Council’s (BTC) composite floor test on Thursday.

December 24, 2020: In a recent development, UPPL’s Pramod Boro has won the Bodoland Territorial Council’s (BTC) composite floor test on Thursday.



Boro won the floor test with support from 22 executive members of the Council which consisted of members from UPPL, BJP and GSP.



Prior to the floor test a huge commotion had occurred at the council led by BPF’s Hagrama Mohilary who demanded a secret ballot vote.



Earlier on Tuesday, the Gauhati High Court had ordered the newly-elected executive council of BTC to prove its majority in a floor test on or before December 26.



The order was passed while the court heard a petition by Bodoland People's Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary, after the BJP dumped his party to form a post-poll coalition with the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP)



Earlier this month Bodoland council polls - seen by many as a forerunner to Assembly elections in Assam in six months - threw up a fractured mandate. The BPF emerged as the single largest party with 17 seats, but the BJP (supported by the UPPL and GSP) formed the Council. The BJP won nine seats and the UPPL 12. The GSP won one seat. The lone Congress winner quit to join the BJP.



Later a BPF member crossed over to the BJP as well, giving the alliance considerably more than the 21 seats needed for a majority in the 40-member Council.