Daimary and Mushahary joined the saffron party at Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s official residence in Guwahati.
BJP stalwart Himanta Biswa Sarma said his party's alliance with the BPF was for a period of five years and it would not be renewed following expiry.
The BJP allied with BPF during the 2016 assembly polls for five years but after this period the alliance will not be renewed, Sarma said while addressing a press conference.
The Bodo leaders fear that the BTR pact, which the Centre had signed with the ABSU and some now-disbanded insurgent groups, would finish off the aborigines.
Cabinet has also asked the BTC authority to extensively use Assamese along with Bodo and English on signboards across the BTR, which was earlier known as Bodoland Territorial Area Districts
The state government will initiate steps next month to implement Bodo as the associate official language of Assam and create the Bodo-Kachari Welfare Territorial Council for Bodos living outside BTR.
The govt has advised the state election commission to consider postponement of the polls given the spike in Covid-19 cases.
The Left parties, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), and some smaller regional forces are in the Congress-AIUDF’s scheme of things vis-a-vis the envisaged 'Grand Alliance'.
Assam governor had visited Kokrajhar, the power centre of the autonomous Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), days after he had “assumed to himself the administration” of the BTC.
The BPF said the first thing that the newly-appointed administrator of BTC did after taking over was to launch the "decoration" work at the BTC Secretariat in Kokrajhar.
Revered as Bodofa -- the Father of the Bodos -- Brahma, who also served as the president of All Bodo Students' Union, had ignited the Bodoland movement in 1987.
In a series of tweets, rebel leader-turned-politician Hagrama Mohilary, who is the chief of BPF as well as the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), expressed his unhappiness.
The State Election Commission had declared holding of the BTC election on April 4 but later, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, announced its deferment for an indefinite period.
Bodo council chief Hagrama Mohilary flays accord, says Bodos had not fought for factory, flyover, NIT
Mohilary slammed United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) chief Pramod Bodo, who is a former leader of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), for the “raw” deal and for doing politics for personal gains.
The BTC chief said orders had also been placed for 10 lakh masks and 10 lakh bottles of hand sanitizer. He said these items would be handed out free of cost.