Former deputy speaker of Assam meeting and senior Bharatiya Janata Celebration chief, Dilip Kumar Paul, on Wednesday resigned from the celebration and mentioned he’ll contest the approaching election as an impartial.
The choice got here after the celebration denied him a candidature on this yr’s meeting election. Paul claimed that the BJP in Assam is being run by folks concerned in numerous syndicates and they didn’t need him as a result of he refused to participate in it.
“Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is an efficient man however he’s helpless earlier than the syndicate raj. If we have a look at the record of candidates in Cachar district, we are able to see candidates who will assist in smuggling of unlawful medication, numerous weapons and many others. The one impediment for them was me getting the BJP ticket in Silchar, and that is the rationale they denied my candidature,” mentioned Paul.
The event got here after senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Silchar on Tuesday night and met the celebration leaders of Barak Valley. It was an try to persuade the leaders, who had been denied tickets and had been planning to contest the polls as independents. The record consists of former deputy speaker Dilip Kumar Paul, former Union minister Kabindra Purkayastha’s son Kanad Purkayastha and two sitting MLAs.
Whereas talking with celebration staff in Silchar on Tuesday night, Sarma tried to evoke nationalistic sentiments and mentioned that Sanatan Dharma isn’t secure in Barak Valley. “To save lots of India in Barak Valley, to save lots of Sanatan Dharma in Barak Valley, the one method is unity,” he mentioned, including it was wanted to cease the ‘communal’ All India United Democratic Entrance (AIUDF) from ruling Barak Valley.
He took a jibe on the celebration’s leaders who at the moment are rebelling. He mentioned, “No particular person is larger than the celebration and no celebration is larger than the nation.”
Just lately former Union minister Kabindra Purkayastha had claimed that Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy did not need his son Kanad Purkayastha to get a BJP ticket. Paul additionally blamed Roy.
Nevertheless, Rajdeep Roy made it clear that he was not the rationale behind Dilip Kumar Paul and Kanad Purkayastha’s failure in getting celebration tickets. He mentioned, “I’m part of the screening committee and we despatched so many names. It was the central excessive command who took the ultimate resolution.”