The only BPF candidate to remain in Assam is Minister Pramila Rani Brahma. She confirmed the development surrounding her party, which is a component of the Opposition alliance.
The Election Commission heard the matter on Saturday in the presence of returning officer for the constituency Sanjiv Sarma, but no decision has been announced so far.
BPF is an ally of the opposition Congress in Assam, where two out of the slated three phased poll got over on Thursday.
The fear and loathing of the BJP is not surprising. They seem to have antagonised not only the Bengali Muslims but even the Assamese Muslims.
The AJP has launched a very aggressive campaign amidst the perception that the BJP may not give the AGP the 24 seats it contested in the last election.
Exuding confidence that the coalition will get absolute majority in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections, BPF president Hagrama Mohilary said it would drive out the ruling BJP.
The Congress had earlier formed Grand Alliance with AIUDF, CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) and Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) to fight the Assembly polls against the BJP-helmed NDA.
The BJP has set a goal of winning “100 plus” of the 126 seats together with allies. But its worries over the coming together of Congress and AIUDF and the birth of AJP and Raijor Dal are palpable.
The BJP is currently the single largest party in the 126-member Assam house with 60 MLAs, while its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BPF now have 13 and 11 lawmakers respectively.
The primary challenge for the BJP is tie up of Congress and minority-based AIUDF along with the birth of two regional forces - Asom Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal.
UPPL president Pramod Bodo said the alliance with BJP hasn’t yet been finalised but there is a gesture that both the parties should fight the Assembly polls together.
The party has two options -- either be a part of the six-party grand alliance of Opposition or strike an alliance with Asom Jatiya Parishad.
Political rights, culture and language of all communities of Assam are secure under the BJP government, he said, during his address on the occasion of BTR Accord Day.
Recently, BJP president JP Nadda said in Assam that the Modi government had protected Assam’s territorial integrity as it solved the Bodo agitation for a separate state.
The BJP-UPPL alliance will be in 12 constituencies falling under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). They had come together, along with the Gana Shakti Party, to grab power in the BTC last month.