Ex Congress Leader Himanta Biswa Sarma Resign From Assam Assembly
Himanta Biswa Sarma who left congress and joined BJP on August 28, resigned from Assam assembly on Tuesday.
A former leader of congress Himanta Biswa Sarma who had left the congress party and joined BJP in August last year has resigned as a legislator from the Assam assembly on Tuesday.
He has handed over his resignation letter to speaker Pranab kumar Gogoi at his official residence.
After his Resignation Sarma Speaking to the media said ”I am thankful to the people of Jalukbari for giving me the opportunity to serve them, but due to political reasons, I couldn’t complete my term. For that, I tender my apology to them.”
It is learnt that Sharma has written a three page letter to Sonia Gandhi after being show caused by APCC following his acquittal from Congress. In the letter Sarma has blamed Rahul Gandhi severely for indiscipline in the party.
He mentioned in the letter saying “There is dearth of inner party democracy in Congress today.When I have had humbly told Rahul Gandhi that in front of Central observer 52 MLAs out of 79 categorically and emphatically sought ouster of Tarun Gogoi, he answered so arrogantly that it is his prerogative to change chief minister.”
Meanwhile the term of current assembly in Assam ends in less than a year. Principal Secretary of assembly PK Das said that there would not be any By-election for the vacant Jalukbari constituency as according to Article 151 (A) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 ‘bypolls can be held within a period of six months from the date of the occurrence of the vacancy provided that the remainder of the term of a member in relation to the vacancy is not less than one year’.
Sarma said that he will contest for Jalukbari constituency again if BJP gives him a ticket.