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Congress alliance partners shift all candidates out of Assam

After AIUDF which shifted all its 20 candidates to Rajasthan, now BPF has reportedly ferried all its candidates to Singapore.

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Guwahati: Partners in ‘Grand Alliance’ led by Congress in Assam, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Bodo People’s Front (BPF) has shifted all their candidates who fought elections to outside the state apprehending attempts of poaching by the ruling BJP.

After AIUDF which shifted all its 20 candidates to Rajasthan, now BPF has reportedly ferried all its candidates to Singapore.

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The only BPF candidate to remain in Assam is Minister Pramila Rani Brahma.

“Yes, they left but I have no idea which country exactly they are visiting,” Pramila Rani Brahma from BPF who contested the election said.

Sources said the BPF candidates had left for Singapore. Sixteen Members of Council Legislative Assembly (MCLA) of the autonomous Bodoland Territorial Council, which administers four districts, accompanied them.

Assam, where the BJP came to power in the 2016 last elections, voted for a new government in three phases between March 27 and April 6. The results are due on May 2 along with those for polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

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