Guwahati: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Monday expelled Sajal Kumar Singha from Congress for his anti-party activities.
This comes after Singha, the lone Congress candidate to win in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), defected to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
An order from APCC said, “Shri Sajal Kumar Singha, INC Candidate from Srirampur Constituency of BTR, who was elected in the just concluded BTR Election, is expelled from the primary membership of Indian National Congress for his anti-party activities with immediate effect.”
Singha joined BJP in the presence of minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
In the recently concluded 40 council seat Bodoland election, United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) won 12 seats, BJP won nine seats and Gana Suraksha Party (GSP), led by Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar Sarania, won one. The alliance of these three parties will form the new council.
BJP’s former ally Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) won 17 seats and the Congress one seat.
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