19 C
Guwahati
Saturday, November 21, 2020
More

    BREAKING: Biswajit Daimary resigns from Rajya Sabha

    Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said BPF leaders like Emmanuel Mosahary and Biswajit Daimary will join BJP shortly

    GUWAHATI: The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) MP Biswajit Daimary on Saturday resigned from his Rajya Sabha MP post.

    Last week, Daimary had resigned from his post of working president in BPF on Wednesday. He is likely to join BJP on Sunday.

    In a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman, Venkaiah Naidu, Daimary wrote: “As per provisions of the Constitution of India, I hereby resign my seat/ membership in the Rajya Sabha with immediate effect. I, therefore, request that my resignation be accepted by you with immediate effect.”

    Daimary said that differences of opinions with the party have forced him to leave BPF.

    “As I said, there are several reasons. While the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) agreement was meant to serve the community better, BPF is discarding it. As I intend to work for my people and community in general, I believe it has become difficult to work for me staying inside BPF,” Daimary said.

    Earlier, the state’s senior cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “BPF’s senior leaders- Emmanuel Mosahary and Biswajit Daimary will join BJP shortly. Since Daimary is an MP we have fixed a time for his joining.”

    BJP believed that the joining of the two prominent BPF leaders into their camp would strengthen the party’s grip in the BTC region. In the ensuing BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) polls in December, BJP has fielded several of its party candidates against its ally BPF.

    Sarma himself has launched massive attacks on BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary during several election campaigns off late. He said Mohilary’s way of functioning has not yielded expected results in the BTC region.

    The BJP minister even hinted that the existing alliance between BJP and BPF may not continue in 2021 state polls too.

    Published:

    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published

    TRENDING

    This Diwali, Perk Up Your Home With These Super Easy Rangoli Designs

    Indians love colours and this love for colors is shown through rangolis

    Assam Police suspend sub-inspector for wearing religious skull cap

    The image shared on social media said that Ali was seen in the attire on November 7 at the Hajo area

    Assam: CM visits SOS village, interacts with children on Children’s Day

    The minister also extended greetings to the children and urged them to work hard in life, while distributing fruits and gifts among them.

    Gauhati High Court orders normal traffic flow on NH-306

    The division bench has directed the railways to ensure movements of trains from Silchar in Assam to Bhairabi in Mizoram for ferrying of goods and traffic.

    ‘Fate’ of BJP-BPF alliance: Delhi to decide on November 20

    BJP declared the names of 27 constituency in-charges to monitor the BTC election preparations

    “Freedom of Speech”? Artists held for mural on Akhil Gogoi

    Gauhati high court on Thursday has fixed December 8 as the next date of hearing on Akhil Gogoi’s bail plea

    APCC issues notice to Biswajit Ray for violating party discipline

    Biswajit Ray shared the staged with Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Das in a election campaign public meeting