Assam Cong suspends MLA for ‘supporting’ BJP govt

The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday suspended its legislator Sashi Kanta Das from the party for “indulging in anti-party activities and violating the party discipline”, state Congress General Secretary Bobbeeta Sharma said.

Das on December 20 met Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other party leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He also extended support to the BJP government, fuelling speculations that he might join the saffron party.

Assam Congress President Bhupen Kumar Borah subsequently served a showcause notice to Das, who represents the Raha Assembly constituency in Nagaon district.

Assam Congress General Secretary Bobbeeta Sharma said that he was suspended by the state congress President “pending disciplinary proceedings with immediate effect for repeatedly violating party discipline and indulging in anti-party activities”.




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