BONGAIGAON, Nov 18 – BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary today asserted that Executive Member Mono Kumar Brahma alias Jaila who has been arrested in connection with the violence in Kokrajhar, is innocent and that his arrest is unjustified.Addressing journalists at Kajalgaon, the Chirang district headquarters after an urgent party meeting held at the BPF office, Mahilary said he and his party would approach the court of against the political conspirators within the Congress.
The BTC chief alleged that Parliamentary Secretary Bhupen Bora was being vindictive against the BPF and was responsible for the arrest of BTC EM Mono Brahma and subsequent police threats to other BPF leaders, since the BPF backs Bora’s rival faction within the Congress.
Mahilary also took a dig at the police saying that whenever curfew was enforced in Kokrajhar a lottery would start that is, the police would pick up anyone arbitrarily and bring them to the police station. The police would then release them after taking money from them.
On the existing coalition with Congress party, Mahilary made it clear that if Congress government did not like them it could snap ties with BPF, but the BPF would not sever ties withCongress on its own.
On the other hand, BTC deputy chief Khampa Borgoyari in his reaction to the arrest of Mono Brahma, said that a deep-rooted political conspiracy had been hatched against BPF and its leaders. He felt there was a need to adopt legal measures against those inimical forces. These political forces were trying to get BTC dissolved through false propaganda and arbitrary police action, he added.
Besides Mahilary and BorgGoyari, Minister Chandan Brahma, Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary, MLA Kamalsing Narzary, BTC Speaker Paniram Brahma and EM James Basumatary were also present at the meeting.