GUWAHATI: Former Congress leader Ajanta Neog– a four-time legislator, three-term minister in the Tarun Gogoi-led government and Congress MLA from the Lakhipur constituency Rajdeep Goala joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday at its state headquarters in Guwahati.
The former Congress leaders joined the BJP in the presence of Assam cabinet minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass.
Ajanta Neog –considered one of the ablest ministers former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had in his council of ministers – had on Saturday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Guwahati, ending speculations about her next political move amid reports of her probable switch to the BJP.
The former Assam PWD Minister, interestingly, was shunted out as president of Golaghat District Congress Committee and then expelled from the Congress.
She had tendered her resignation from the party and also as MLA of Golaghat LAC.
On the other hand, Rajdeep Goala was first elected to Assam Legislative Assembly in 2014 by-election which was necessitated following the demise of his father Dinesh Prasad Goala, a veteran Congress man.
Rajdeep was re-elected in 2016 Assam Assembly elections.
Meanwhile, former Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) MLA Banendra Mosahary also joined the saffron party at the function at state BJP headquarters.
“I heartily welcome my colleague, former Minister, senior
leader & MLA
; Congress MLA Rajdeep Goala & ex BPF MLA Banendra Kumar Mushahary to
. Attended the joining ceremony with State President
& Party Karyakartas. Best wishes” stated minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
I heartily welcome my colleague, former Minister, senior @INCAssam leader & MLA @AjantaNeog; Congress MLA Rajdeep Goala & ex BPF MLA Banendra Kumar Mushahary to @BJP4Assam.
Attended the joining ceremony with State President @RanjeetkrDass & Party Karyakartas.
Best wishes ? pic.twitter.com/MK5D4a1D2r
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 29, 2020
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