In yet another blow to Assam Congress, after Rupjyoti Kurmi, now two-time Congress MLA Sushanta Borgohain is reportedly set to join Assam’s ruling party BJP. Borgohain, who represents the Thowra constituency in the Assam Assembly, is likely to resign from the Congress party anytime soon.
Two Congress MLAs join BJP within a month
As per reports says, according to plan, the 44-year-old Congress MLA will join the BJP by August 15. Borgohain will be the second MLA from the Congress party to join the BJP within a month after the party comes to power in Assam for the second time.
The Congress MLA recently told a TV channel that Assam BJP leadership has invited him to join hands with them.
Previously on June 21, former Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, four-time Congress MLA from the Mariani constituency had joined the ruling party.
Kurmi had warned before that a few more MLAs were planning to leave the grand old party.
“I was the only MLA representing the Congress in the tea community. Me departure shall leave a huge void in the party as far as tea votes are concerned,” he also said that he did a lot for Congress, even slit his palms these things Congress party didn’t give enough value.
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Negotiation finalized with BJP for Sushanta Borgohain
According to reports, Borgohain has already negotiated the deal with the BJP for his position in the party cabinet.
It seems the Congress party is breaking from inside as one after another senior leaders are ready to left and acquire a strong position in the ruling party cabinet.
In the recently concluded Assam Assembly polls, Borgohain had defeated BJP candidate Kushal Duwari in the Thowra constituency and was elected to the Assembly for a second term.
Questions over Congress leadership and management
As many MLA’s are ready to leave the party and ready to join the ruling saffron party. The question arises on the leadership and management of the grand old party. Many congressmen have already criticized that the top leadership does not listen to the voice of young leaders and targeting the party supremo Rahul Gandhi.
The party’s alliance with the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF might be detrimental to the interests of the party.
In the elections to the 126-member Assam Assembly, the NDA won 75 seats while the Congress-led “grand alliance” which included the AIUDF bagged 50.