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Lone Cong member quits BTC

Kokrajhar, June 30: The lone Congress executive member in the Bodoland Territorial Council, Chrisostum Tudu, resigned from the post today.

The resignation was accepted by BTC secretary Prafulla Hazoway on behalf of BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, who is in Delhi, and BTC principal secretary Mukesh Sahu, who is also out of station.

Tudu, who was in charge of information and public relation and library services department in the BTC, submitted his resignation following a directive issued by PCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita.

The directive was issued on June 28 after the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) pulled out of the Congress-led ruling coalition on June 26, ending eight years of alliance, and BPF legislators holding portfolios in the state government resigned on June 27.

Tudu said he had followed the directive of the party high command, which had asked party workers to work for strengthening the party ahead of the BTC election in 2015.

The BTC has 12 executive members, of whom Tudu was the only one from the Congress. He was inducted into the post on July 12 last year in place of Santius Kujur, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Tudu is a councillor from Srirampur.

The 45-member BTC has 33 BPF members, five Congress members, two Independents and five nominated members.


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