Ahead of Bodoland Territorial Council and Assam Assembly elections, the ruling BJP’s ally, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) lone Rajya Sabha member Biswajit Daimary had on Saturday resigned from the upper house of Parliament.
Earlier this month, Daimary, one of the founder of BPF, had resigned from the party citing his unsatisfaction with its functioning.
He will join the BJP along with another senior leader and BPF’s General Secretary Emmanuel Mosahary on Sunday.
In his resignation letter on Saturday to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Daimary said : “…. I request that my resignation be accepted by you with immediate effect.”
The 49-year-old Bodo leader Daimary’s Rajya Sabha tenure was scheduled to end in mid 2026.
Politically, resignation of Daimary and Mosahary — both very popular among Bodo community — would come as a blow to BPF especially because the BJP too is contesting in the ensuing BTC elections — first held after signing of the Bodoland Territorial Region Accord in January this year.
The 40-member BTC will go for polls in two phases on December 7 and 10.
Daimary and Mosahary’s resignations are big setback for the BPF just two weeks before the politically significant elections to the 40-Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), where the two rulling allies — BPF and BJP — are fighting against each other in the two phases polling on December 7 and 10.
Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF has been ruling the BTC since its first election in 2005 after the autonomous tribal constitutional body was constituted in 2003.