By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 11: Is the issue of induction of Himanta Biswa Sarma and Co. into the BJP a thin edge of the wedge that is set to split the party leadership? The response to this question, according to a section of Assam BJP leaders, is in the affirmative. This section of BJP leaders squarely blames it on the party's tiol in-charge for Assam, Dr. Mahendra Singh.
“Dr. Singh took the charge of Assam in-charge of the BJP in November 2014. We, the BJP leaders and cadres of Assam, considered him a dymic leader who can strengthen the party base in the State by taking all into his confidence. However, in course of time, it has come to light that the role being played by Dr. Singh has offended the party leaders and cadres in Assam,” they said, and added: “As an orator, Dr. Singh is one among the selected few, but he lacks the very command that can keep an organization intact. He claims that the mahasamparka abhiyan in Assam has been a great success, but he continues the overlook the lack of cohesion among the State party leaders and cadres. He was entrusted by the party high command to strengthen the party base in Assam by taking all into his confidence. He, however, has failed in the job. He even doesn’t let the tiol party leadership of the exact party situation in Assam during and in the aftermath of Himanta Biswa Sarma joining the party. What prevents Dr. Singh to sort out the issue of Himanta-loyalist Congress legislators joining the BJP with the party MPs from Assam who are opposing the move?”
The party sources further said that if Dr. Singh continues to drive a wedge between the BJP leaders of the State and the tion, the 2016 dream of the party in Assam will remain a dream only.