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The fourth Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) was constituted on December 15 with the swearing-in of five members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), United Peoples' Party Liberal (UPPL), Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) combine and UPPL’s Promod Bodo assuming charge as the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the autonomous body.
Besides Bodo, the others sworn in included Deputy CEM Gobindo Chandra Basumatary of the United Peoples’ Party Liberal (UPPL), BJP’s Gautam Das and Diganta Barua and Gana Suraksha Party’s (GSP) Ghanashyam Das.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Irrigation Minister Bhabesh Kalita, Lok Sabha MPs Dilip Saikia, who is also the BJP’s National General Secretary, and Pallab Lochan Das, Rajya Sabha MPs- Bhubaneswar Kalita and U G Brahma were present in the swearing-in ceremony.
The outgoing CEM Hagrama Mohilary of Bodo Peoples’ Front (BPF) was conspicuous by his absence on the occasion.