The Congress Sun is ready to set in Assam, according to the state BJP leader. Bhabesh Kalita, head of the Assam BJP, said on Friday that the opposition Congress is in the doldrums at the moment because it has turned a blind eye to the concerns of its faithful members.
Kalita made the remark as he welcomed many senior Assam Congress officials, including former MLA Charan Basumatary, to the BJP.
“The Sun of the Congress is going to set; it has already reached the western sky. It is in this position because its executives have turned their backs on its employees’ grievances.”
“The Congress has always engaged in appeasement politics, which is why it is in this situation. It was unconcerned about its employees and their legitimate concerns.”
Referring to the BJP’s continuous success in the state over the past several years. Kalita said that the saffron party and administration operate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sabka saath, sabka Vikash, and sabka Vishwas mottos.
“As a result, the BJP has won every election in the state, starting at the Panchayat level, since 2016,” he said.
Along with ex-Dudhnai lawmaker Basumatary, the BJP welcomed former Congress leader Anil Raja, general secretary Pankaj Borbora, and secretary Prabin Kalita, among others, at a ceremony held at the party’s state headquarters here.
Raja, who quit Congress six months ago, said that he watched the BJP’s functioning throughout this time and chose to join the saffron party only after that.
“During my tenure in Congress, I saw nothing except corruption. This has accelerated the party’s demise, he said.
Borbora stated that he joined the BJP due to “internal feuds” inside the Congress party.
The joining ceremony was attended by Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia. State vice-president Bijuli Kalita Medhi, organizing general secretary Phanindra Nath Sharma, secretary Benudhar Nath. And Guwahati district president Mrigen Saharia, among others.
Earlier this year, within two months of the BJP-led coalition government taking power for a second time. Two additional prominent Congress officials, one an MLA, defected to the governing party.
Rupjyoti Kurmi, the Congress’s lone tea tribe lawmaker elected this year. And Guwahati district party president Jury Sharma Bordoloi resigned from the party on June 18.
Kurmi, who has also resigned as a lawmaker, joined the BJP on June 21, followed by Sharma Bordoloi on July 2.