The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam on April 25th, 2020 urged for Governor’s rule in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) as the term of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is going to expire soon.
The term of the General Council of BTC, headed by Bodoland People’s Front leader Hagrama Mohilary, is going to expire on April 27th, 2020.
Addressing the newsmen in Guwahati, Ranjeet Kumar Dass, president, Assam BJP said, “We appealed to the Assam Governor to impose Governor’s rule in the BTAD instead of extending the term of the current BTC administration.”
Earlier, Ripun Bora, president, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, had written to Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi urging for Governor’s rule in the BTAD.
The BTC general elections were supposed to be held on April 4th, 2020. However, it was postp[oned following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The BTC has 46 executive members each looking after a specific area of control called somisthi. The area under the BTC jurisdiction is officially called the BTAD.
The BTAD consists of four contiguous districts — Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang.