Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary resigns as working president of BPF; likely to join BJP
Guwahati: Ahead of the upcoming Bodoland elections, member of parliament (MP) from the Rajya Sabha and working president of the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), Biswajit Daimary has announced his resignation from his post of working president in the political party on Wednesday.
Announcing his decision through a letter addressed to the president of BPF, Hagrama Mohilary, Daimary stated that the decision had been coming for quite some time.
"While my aim and purpose remain the same as it has always been from the beginning to serve the people of my state and country. I believe I am unable to do this anymore within this party," Daimary said in the letter.
However, Daimary has not yet announced his departure from the party as he is currently a sitting Rajya Sabha MP and has cited legal issues.
"I have relieved the party to take decisions on their own as now I'm only a party worker and accordingly as per procedure I would leave the party keeping in mind the allied parties like AGP and the BJP which have supported election to the Rajya Sabha," he said while talking to the media.
The MP has further shown his interest to join Bharatiya Janata Party. “I want to work broadly, and therefore I am likely to join a national party in the future," he added.
BPF is the ruling party of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) with elections in the region suspended owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The elections were supposed to be held in April earlier this year but could not be held as the nationwide lockdown was announced. BPF also has twelve sitting MLAs in the Assam assembly.