Senior state Cong leader steps down over displeasure in functioning of party; however, speculations are rife on whether he might join BJP soon
Guwahati: After tendering his resignation from the position of sitting Rajya Sabha MP from state, senior Congress leader from Assam, Bhubaneswar Kalita, has finally announced his resignation from the Indian National Congress on Tuesday.
The Congress party in Assam and Northeast India as a whole, which has been sinking in the pond of defeat, has been losing one senior leader after another. It received another massive stroke following the resignation of the senior and influential leader from Assam.
Talking to media persons at the national capital, Kalita informed that his decision to step down from his position in Parliament came following his displeasure over functioning of the Congress party. He further expressed that none of the top Congress party members tried to contact him or had a word to him over his proposal of resignation from his sitting position.
“My conscience do not allow me to be a part of such negative developments and still continue in the Congress party,” Kalita added.
Notably, reacting to Kalita’s decision on resigning as a Parliamentarian from state, top Congress leader and former chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, expressed that the reason of opposing Article 370 and resigning from the Rajya Sabha is just an excuse for Kalita and if such a person leaves the party it won’t affect the Congress party in any way in the coming days, rather it will be a loss for the person himself.
Meanwhile, speculations are on with media reports around that Kalita is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon as the party is planning to field him as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT.
Earlier on Monday, Kalita had announced his resignation as a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, amidst the controversial and much unruly scenes witnessed in the Upper House of Parliament over the Kashmir row after union home minister Amit Shah announced that the special status granted to Jammu & Kashmir will be revoked.