Biswajit Daimary, the lone MP from the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) which is an ally of the BJP-led Assam government, resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Saturday.
Biswajit Daimary will join the BJP on November 22.
The BPF MP has sent his resignation letter to the Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.
“As per provision of clause (3)(b) of Article 101 of the constitution of India and Rule 213 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States, I resign my seat/membership in the Rajya Sabha with immediate effect,” Biswajit Daimary said in his resignation letter.
“Today I have resigned as a member from the Rajya Sabha because I am going to join BJP tomorrow (November 22). I was elected as a member to the Rajya Sabha from BPF,” Biswajit Daimary said.
Daimary’s resignation letter
Resigning from the primary membership of the BPF just days before the elections of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), where BPF and BJP are fighting against each other, he said he will start working for the saffron party from Sunday onwards.
When asked about the rift in the alliance between the two parties, he said there is no alliance in BTC and both the parties are contesting separately, while the BJP has clarified that there will be no alliance for the Assembly polls after this term.
“It is an irrelevant topic to talk about the alliance between BJP and BPF. I don’t think there will be any friendly relation between BPF and BJP after seeing what is going on in BTC now. All parties take decisions for the benefit of the respective parties,” Daimary said.
He further said that along with him another sitting MLA of BPF, Emmanuel Mosahary will also join BJP on November 22.
Assam BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass said that apart from the BPF MP and MLA, many other leaders and workers of the party will also join BJP.
“Tomorrow, Biswajit Daimary and BPF MLA Emmanuel Mosahary will join BJP. Many others are also wishing to join BJP, but it will be finalized after our screening committee report,” Ranjit Kumar Dass said.
The elections of 40-member Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) will be held on December 7 and 10 and both BJP and BPF are fighting in the council polls separately.
Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF has been ruling the BTC since its first election in 2005. BTC was formed in 2003.