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Purkayastha quitting BJP panel takes its first toll?

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 11: Senior BJP leader Kabindra Purkayastha quitting as the chairman of the vision document of the party’s Assam Pradesh to be published soon seems to have proved dearly for the party. The resigtion of the senior leader from the post seems to have taken its first toll in the form of co-opted member of the committee, Upen th.

Speaking to newsmen in a city hotel after his resigtion from the committee and the party as well, th said: “I did join the BJP with a view to making Prime Minister rendra Modi’s vision document one of the best. I had to leave my job in the corporate sector in order to make the document a reality. I did prepare a vision document on my own so as to make the State stride. It’s a duty for me to do something like that for Assam for being an Assamese. A section of top BJP leaders of the State highly appreciated the vision document for Assam which I myself prepared. That only led them to include me in the vision document committee of the party headed by Purkayastha as its chairman. They took a lot of elements from the vision document prepared by me. However, after joining the committee, I came to realize that I am being ignored by the committee vice chairman Sumanta Chaliha and Himanta Biswa Sarma. Chaliha is still working with my viable plan for preparing of the vision document for 2016 state election-Assam for his own credit. He has taken all my new, innovative and effective ideas for Vision Document. For the past one month, they don’t call me for any meeting for vision document.”

th said that the BJP initiates projects only to leave them unfinished. “The party is yet to start 98 per cent works which it promised in its 2014 Lok Sabha election manifesto. They’re not in the right direction as it does politics on religion. This has led me to distance myself from the party,” th said, and added: “If the vision document to be announced by the BJP soon contains any of elements drawn from my document, I’ll oppose it.”

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