| Guwahati |
Updated: August 31, 2020 11:52:41 am
In March, Shahjahan Ali Ahmed, in his early 30s and a social activist in Assam’s Barpeta and Baksa districts, filed his nomination as a candidate of the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections.
Since then, however, local workers of the ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) have posted a barrage of comments on social media deriding the candidate. “His name is not in NRC, how can this problematic man be the UPPL’s candidate?” read one comment.