At least nine candidates of the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), a key ally of the Congress-led Mahagathbandhan in Assam, have been shifted to a resort in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh after the recent assembly elections in that state, a local congress. The leader said on Tuesday.
Confirming the development, the senior leader said that these nine BPF candidates were brought to Raipur in a flight late Saturday evening and stayed in a hotel before they were shifted to a resort in Nava Raipur.
He said that these candidates were with some Congress leaders and other BPF members during their visit to Chhattisgarh.
He said that he will remain in Raipur till May 2, the day the results of the Assam election will be revealed.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, state ministers and other senior leaders of the Congress campaigned extensively during the three-phase assembly elections in Assam which concluded on 6 April.
Congress-led “Mahajot” or the grand alliance of opposition parties in Assam includes AIUDF, BPF, CPI (M), CPI and other parties.
The leader said that the BPF fielded 12 candidates in the election and one of them joined the BJP.
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