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Assam Congress Chief Expected to Join BJP Next Year, Says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Assam Congress chief to join BJP next year: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Claims State Congress President Will Join BJP

Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) – Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has made a bold statement, saying that state Congress President Bhupen Borah is set to join the BJP next year. He also hinted that more Opposition leaders could follow suit if he reaches out to them.

In a press conference on Monday night, Chief Minister Sarma said, “The Congress party in Assam does things after taking my advice. Barring one or two leaders who belong to blue blood families, the rest of the leaders will eventually align themselves with the development politics.”

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Sarma further revealed, “Bhupen Borah will join either in January or February of 2025. I have also selected two seats for him to fight the assembly polls.”

Addressing the recent resignation of Bharat Chandra Narah, a six-time MLA and former minister from the Congress, Sarma clarified that Narah has not been in touch with the BJP. He stated, “The resignation of Bharat Narah is still an internal matter of Congress as he had not approached the BJP before quitting the party. He was not in touch with either me or my other colleagues.”

This political speculation comes at a time when the state is gearing up for potential shifts in party alignments. With Chief Minister Sarma’s claims and insights, the political landscape in Assam could witness significant changes in the near future.

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–IANS tdr/sha

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