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    Breaking | BPF contestant Ramdas Basumatary joins BJP

    Ramdas Basumatary met Himanta Biswa Sarma and expressed his desire to join BJP and retire from the election

    Guwahati: The speculations over Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)’s contestant for Tamulpur constituency, Rangja Khungur alias Ramdas Basumatary of switching to BJP party ahead of the third and final phase of elections in the state, turned out to be true.

    Basumatary who had allegedly gone ‘traceless’ since Wednesday, joined the saffron party in presence of BJP central minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Tamulpur on Thursday.

    Tamulpur constituency in Baksa district was slated to go to polls in the third phase of state polls on April 6.

    Earlier, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday midnight tweeted saying, “Official candidate of BPF and so called congress led alliance from Tamulpur LAC, Sri Ram Das Basumatary met me a short while ago. He has expressed his desire to Join @BJP4India and retire from the election.”

    However, Basumatary was unavailable for any comment in this regard.

    It is to be noted that Basumatary can’t officially take back his candidature from the Tamulpur seat since the time limit for withdrawal of nomination papers for the third phase is over, but due to his retirement from the contest, it is likely to make things very easy for the UPPL candidate.

    Sources further informed that it is being speculated that 4-5 other BPF candidates might also switch sides soon.

    Senior BPF party leader Ganesh Kochari told the media on Wednesday, “We have heard that he (Ramdas Basumatary) is likely to join the BJP- United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) coalition. It was a conspiracy against BPF by the opposition.”

    Besides Basumatary, key candidates contesting in the 2021 Assembly elections from the Tamulpur constituency were Leho Ram Boro of UPPL and Raijor Dal candidate Nagen Chandra Das.

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