on Sunday accepted the claim of the elected members of the
UPPL, BJP and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) to form a new
executive council of the BTC.
The governor has accepted the formal request made by
the elected members of the three parties as a post-poll
coalition to form the new executive council with United
People''s Party Liberal (UPPL) president Pramod Bodo as the new
Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief, a Raj Bhavan
The UPPL has won 12 seats, BJP nine and GSP one seat
in the elections for the 40-member council, while the Bodoland
Peoples'' Front (BPF) emerged as the single largest party with
17 seats and the Congress secured one seat.
The 21 newly-elected members of the coalition, led by
Bodo, visited Raj Bhavan in the evening, staking claim to form
the executive council.
As the governor is at present out of the station, the
letters of claim to form the council were received by the
Commissioner and Secretary to the Governor SS Meenakshi
Sundaram. PTI DG