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Mohilary to meet Gogoi on RS poll

Kokrajhar, Jan. 17: The Bodoland Peoplesí Front (BPF) expressed the hope that it would retain the Rajya Sabha seat.

BPF party president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary said the party would soon meet Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and PCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita regarding the nomination of a Rajya Sabha member in Parliament.

He hoped that the Congress would support the BPF member. The BPF at present has one MP, Biswajit Daimary, in Rajya Sabha. Mohilary, however, said the BPF has not yet decided on the candidate.

MP Biswajit Daimary, expressing confidence over the party retaining its seat, said the Congress-BPF alliance would win all the three seats. Lok Sabha MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwismuthiary has also demanded a Rajya Sabha seat for the party. He said the BPF has been in alliance with the Congress in government and at least one Rajya Sabha seat should be allotted to the party.

Election to the Rajya Sabha is slated to be held on February 7 for the three seats which is going to be vacated by Bhubaneswar Kalita (Congress), Biswajit Daimary (BPF) and Birendra Prasad Baishya (AGP).