Assam: Ripun Bora quits Congress, Joins Trinamool Congress in Kolkata


GUWAHATI: Former Assam Pradesh Congress president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday in Kolkata shortly after he announced his resignation.

The TMC in a tweet welcomed Bora and said. “Delighted to welcome Shri @ripunbora, Former Minister of Panchayat & Rural Development, Minister of Education in Assam, former Rajya Sabha MP & former President of Assam Pradesh Congress committee! He joined us today in the presence of Shri @abhishekaitc.”

Bora who was the joint candidate of the opposition in the recently concluded Rajya Sabha election had lost due to cross-voting and fighting between the Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), according to reports.

Bora is the third big leader of Congress from the Northeast after Sushmita Dev and Mukul Sangma who has switched sides to the TMC.