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Himanta's desertion to prove costly for Congress, predicts Mohilary

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, August 24: BTC Hagrama Mohilary on Monday remarked that the desertion of Himanta Biswa Sarma would break the integration of the Congress party and might jeopardize the fortunes of the party in the 2016 assembly polls.

Talking to media persons, Mohilary said the move of Sarma from Congress to BJP was a matter of grave concern for the Congress in Assam which would soon go to polls. He said the BJP was likely to get the advantage as Sarma was the most influential leader of the Congress party. He also said the political scerio could take a new turn as one could not rule out the possibility of exodus of other Congress MLAs, leaders and workers.

When asked whether Mohilary would get advantage out of this latest political twist in the State, he said the Bodoland People’s Party (BPF) was running the BTC pretty well and and it would get benefit neither from Congress nor from BJP. He said that he had good persol equation with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as well as with BJP and AIUDF leaders. “We cannot extend direct support to Congress, BJP or AIUDF in the election but our stand is clear, we will join hands with the parties which will work for the development of the BTC,” said the BTC chief.

Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary, who is also the political advisor of Mohilary, said that the desertion of Himanta Biswa Sarma and his subsequent decision to join the BJP would not only erode the Congress but the party was likely to sink in the 2016 polls.

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