Bodoland People's Front

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Bodoland People's Front
ChairpersonHagrama Mohilary
Rajya Sabha leaderBiswajit Daimary
HeadquartersKokrajhar, Assam
Democracy [1]
ECI StatusState Party[2]
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance (NDA) , the regional alliance of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Seats in Assam Legislative Assembly
12 / 126
Election symbol

The Bodoland People's Front (BPF) is a state political party in Assam, India. The party has its headquarters in Kokrajhar Town and currently is in power in the autonomous region of Bodoland. It is also an ally of Bharatiya Janata Party whose alliance known as NDA formed the Government of Assam in 2016, it is also a member of the regional alliance of North East Democratic Alliance.[3]


The BPF was formed as political party in year 2005,[4] 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.[5][6]

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,[7] 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.[8][9] To work for strengthening the Indian Nationalism providing due respect to the identities of all sections of people.[10]


BPF flag is tri-colour with 3:2 size and having same significance as follows and Nangal in the middle of white colour.[11]

Lok Sabha Election[edit]

In the 2009 general election its candidate, Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Kokrajhar constituency. Biswajit Daimary of this party was elected to the Rajya Sabha in May 2008. BPF had 10 members in the 12th Assam Legislative Assembly [12]

Assembly election[edit]

In the 2011 Assam Assembly election, BPF won 12 seats.In 2011, with 12 elected lawmakers, the BPF initially supported the Congress government, primarily because of the efforts of Himanta Biswa Sarma, the former minister in the Tarun Gogoi government who later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The announcement was made on 19 January when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kokrajhar headquarters of the autonomous Bodoland Territorial Council and announces a possible economic package of Rs 1000cr or the Bodoland Territorial Council area.[13]

With Assam heading for elections in 2016, Bharatiya Janata Party made its first alliance with the Bodoland People's Front in lower Assam.In the 2016 Assembly Elections, the BPF won 12 seats and the alliance was established after Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance which also includes Asom Gana Parishad formed its first government in Assam with Pramila Rani Brahma and Rihon Daimary sworn in as ministers in the Sarbananda Sonowal ministry. Later during the cabinet expansion Shri Chandan Brahma was inducted as Cabinet minister for Tourism and other departments.[14]

North-East Democratic Alliance[edit]

In May 2016, after the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance formed its first government in Assam, and formed a new alliance called the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) with Himanta Biswa Sarma as its convener.[15] The Chief Ministers of the north eastern states of Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland too belong to this alliance.[16]

Development in BTC[edit]

Educational Institutions[edit]

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary laid the foundation stone of Udalguri Engineering College.[17]

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.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IDEOLOGY & FLAG". India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ Gogoi, Tarun (1 June 2019). "North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and Political Change in Northeast India". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ BPF Letter head indicating date of foundation
  6. ^ BJadav Ch. Basumatary Research Scholar, Bodoland University Dr. Jyotiraj Pathak Deptt. of Political Science, Bodoland University
  7. ^ "BPF-Membership Registration System". Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). 11 April 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ "BPF-Membership Registration System". Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  10. ^ "BPF-Membership Registration System". Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Bodoland People's Front, Bodoland People's Front News, Bodoland People's Front Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News". Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  12. ^ Assam polls: Cong sure, test for minority party
  13. ^ BJP forms alliance with Bodoland Peoples’ Front for Assam elections
  14. ^ "State Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma inaugurates community hall in Chirang". The Sentinel. 4 February 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Himanta Biswa Sarma Named Convener Of BJP's Northeast Alliance". Retrieved 15 March 2020.
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  17. ^ "Foundation stones of 3 institutions laid - Colleges at Kokrajhar and Udalguri". Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  18. ^ "Foundationlaid for Rs 26-crore IT park". Retrieved 16 March 2020.