Kokrajhar: A number of women from the BTC who turned up for BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary rally said they had come with hopes of getting their day-to-day problems addressed.
Momi Devi Baishya, a mother of two, traveled 131km to Bishmuri in Kokrajhar of Assam, all the way from Barama in Baksa to listen to Bodoland People’s Front chief Hagrama Mohilary, who she believes is the only leader who can resolve the issues of every community residing in the Bodo belt.
Tutumoni Medhi, a stay-at-home mother of one and an ardent supporter of the BPF from Udalguri, said her friends also loved Mohilary, adding, “We like it when somebody promises to do something and they follow through on it.”
Both of them are among nearly a lakh women who converged from every nook and cranny of Udalguri, Baksa, Chirang and Kokrajhar to cheer for the BPF at a massive mass pre-poll rally hosted by Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Mohilary.
Mohilary said, “The BPF will take up a project before the polls under which financial aid of Rs 5,000 will be extended to 500 self-help groups in 40 BTC constituencies. Cycles will be provided to women ASHA workers and midday meal cooks.”
Rajya Sabha MP and BPF working president Biswajit Daimary told reporters on the sidelines of the rally, that the energy and momentum displayed by the women show that the BPF is the clear favorite in every household in the council polls.
Daimary said, “A section of media is claiming in reports that the BPF is passing through rough waters but this rally proves that the party is strongest ever and has the unwavering support of the people.”