'State leadership politically corrupt, hoodwinking party and people'
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, February 17: All is not well in State BJP despite the saffron surge. Ending intense speculation, BJP tiol executive member Prodyut Bora today confirmed he is set to quit the party, indicating at the simmering resentment brewing among some senior State leaders ever since Siddhartha Bhattacharjee was elevated as the chief of the Assam unit.
Bora is unhappy with the “political corruption” in the State BJP leadership.
“I have decided to resign from the BJP. I am currently drafting my resigtion letter and shall send it to the party’s tiol president tomorrow. Corruption comes in various hues: fincial corruption, persol corruption, political corruption, etc. I charge Assam BJP’s state leadership with ‘political corruption’: wherein they stay in one party and work according to the directions of another. I shall write about this in detail in my resigtion letter, so wait till tomorrow,” Bora wrote in a FaceBook post.
“After 5 years in Assam BJP, I have arrived at the conclusion that the state leadership is hoodwinking the party cadres and the public. I think the honourable thing for me is to resign,” he added.
Bora had contested the last Assembly elections unsuccessfully against Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari constituency.
A section of party insiders allege that ever since Siddhartha Bhattacharjee took over reins of the State BJP unit, several senior leaders have been sidelined. According to these sources, many in the party are not happy at Bhattacharjee’s ‘autocratic’ style of functioning, that he does not give importance to many senior leaders or take them into confidence.
Earlier, party spokesman Adip Phukan had resigned from the party.
Pradyut Bora is said to have been instrumental in bringing Sarbanda Sonowal to the party. He also played a key role in preventing Himanta Biswa Sarma’s entry to the BJP. Political observers believe Bora’s departure will further accentuate the ongoing tug-of-war within the State BJP.