Kokrajhar, April 4: Three candidates today filed nominations from Kokrajhar (ST) Lok Sabha constituency, bringing the number of candidates in the fray to six so far.
The three are Chandan Brahma of Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF), Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary (Independent) and Sabda Rabha (Independent).
Brahma was accompanied by senior party leaders, including Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary, MLAs Pramila Rani Brahma and Pradip Kr Brahma, BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary, his wife and other family members as well as thousands of supporters.
Bwiswmuthiary was accompanied by his wife and supporters, mostly non-Bodos, while Sabda Rabha was accompanied by a handful of supporters.
Brahma, who is the Assam transport and tourism minister, told reporters that his main poll agenda would be all-round development in the region and addressing issues concerning the people.
Expressing confidence that he would win, Brahma said being part of the government, both in Dispur and the BTC, he was far ahead of other candidates and no one was a factor for him.
Bwiswmuthiary claimed “support of the majority”, saying he had been most vocal in Parliament in addressing issues pertaining to the region and would continue to do so.
Rabha said he would speak for the suppressed and that people in the area were seeking a change.