Bodoland People’s Front heavyweight MP, MLA resign ahead of polls, join BJP


In the biggest ever jolt to Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) ahead of the Council elections in December, heavyweight leader and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary resigned from his office as an MP and joined BJP.

Daimary’s resignation can be viewed as a game-changer for BPF politics in BTR as several other prominent BPF party members and Daimary loyalists are expected to join the queue following his resignation.

Meanwhile, another prominent member and sitting MLA from Tamulpur also resigned from BPF and joined BJP, adding to the party’s woes.

According to political analysts, resignation of the two prominent leaders from BPF is likely to strengthen BJP’s position in the ensuing BTR elections and can be construed as one of the biggest cards shuffled by the BJP in the BTR political gamble.

Sources in the BJP informed that Daimary had been in constant touch with Assam Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for months before finally tendering his resignation.

Daimary, who was the BPF’s working president, and Mosahary, an MLA, joined the BJP at a brief function at Sonowal’s official residence, in presence of the party’s State President Ranjeet Kumar Dass and National General Secretary Dilip Saikia.

Countering his critics, Diamary made statements impersonating himself as Bivishana who defied his brother Ravana to join Ram’s camp only for the good and noble. Later, they attended a public rally at Kumarikata in Baksa district where the convenor of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma, was present.

Welcoming them to the party, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said their joining will strengthen the BJP not only in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) but across Assam.