STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Parmananda Rajbongshi quits AGP to join BJP ahead of Assam polls

BJP state unit chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass, after welcoming the two leaders to the fold ahead of Assam assembly elections, said they will further strengthen the party and help realise its goals.

Published: 07th March 2021 12:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2021 12:10 AM   |  A+A-

Rupesh Gowala (left) seen with Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and Paramananda Rajbongshi (right)

Rupesh Gowala (left) seen with Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and Paramananda Rajbongshi (right) (Photo | Twitter)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Former Asam Sahitya Sabha Parishad president Parmananda Rajbongshi quit the AGP and crossed over to the BJP on Saturday at the saffron party's state headquarters here.

Along with him, Rupesh Goala, the general secretary of a tea workers association in the state, also joined the saffron camp.

BJP state unit chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass, after welcoming the two leaders to the fold ahead of Assam assembly elections, said they will further strengthen the party and help realise its goals.

Dass also said that the party has decided to field Rajbongshi from Sipahjar constituency.

"The BJP does not fight elections to come to power but to build a strong society," he added.

Rajbongshi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ideals and his efforts to bring peace and development to the northeast inspired him to join the BJP.

Speaking on the occasion, Goala, the leader of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha, said he was happy to be a part of the BJP and its development initiatives -- launched by the prime minister and being implemented by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

BJP MPs Bhubaneswar Kalita, Pallab Lochan Das and other senior members were present at the parttys state headquarters on the occasion.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp