Guwahati: Ahead of the first phase of the general elections several senior and active members of indigenous organizations including members of Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti (SMSS), All Assam Scheduled Caste Students’ Parishad and social activist leaders joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.
Supporting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi vision 'Rastra Nirman' Better India, the leaders of the indigenous organizations and student bodies joined the BJP party in the presence of State President Ranjeet Dass at the party office in Hengrabari today.
The social activist's leaders namely Gargi Saikia Hazarika, Bandana Borthakur, Monoj Gogoi, Anjana Phukan and Dr Mohan Raj Sonowal joined the BJP party.
On the other hand, as many as six leaders from SMSS and two from Anchalik Committee of KMSS group joined the BJP namely (Former SMSS Finance Secretary Hiranya Pathari, Manas Chaliha, Ajit Hazarika, Nitul Rabha, Ramen Barman, Biswajit Bhagawati, Surya Kumar Saikia, Partha Jyoti Bora).
As per earlier reports, Hiranya Pathari was reportedly expelled from SMSS owing to an internal clash. He was an active participant of KMSS who earlier staged several protests against the Centre’s proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.
Furthermore, All Assam Scheduled Caste Students’ Parishad leader Jadav Das also joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.