Guwahati: Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi has been expelled from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress with immediate effect on Friday.
The decision came after Mariani MLA reportedly confirmed his decision to join the saffron party on Thursday.
Speaking to the media, MLA Kurmi said, “Rahul Gandhi is a failed leader, how many elections have been won under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi? I was never honoured by the APCC. They didn’t give me any responsibility in the assembly, despite being one of Congress representatives in the tea garden areas. After me, 2-3 MLAs will resign the party.”
Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh #Congress Committee president Ripun Bora constituted a committee to visit immediately to Mariani LAC to take stock of the political situation in the LAC in view of the decision of #RupjyotiKurmi MLA (INC) to join BJP.
The committee will visit the Constituency and interact with the Congress party office bearers of Block Congress Committee, MCC, Panchayat Representatives etc and Congress workers of Mariani LAC to boost up the morale of the Congress workers.
Earlier, speaking to TIME8, Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi on Thursday said, “I will confirm my joining in the BJP morning hours. A decision has been taken in favour of the citizens of my constituency.”