Assam: BPF candidate joins BJP amid elections, EC to hear on Saturday

The Election Commission will hear on Saturday. (File photo)

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  • Rangja Khungur Basumatary is BPF candidate
  • Rangja Basumatary joins BJP
  • Election Commission will hear on Saturday

Guwahati:

The Election Commission of India (EC) will hear on Saturday the issue of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) candidate Rangja Khungur Basumatary joining the BJP in the Assam Assembly Elections 2021. A source said on Friday that the Election Commission will hear the matter at 12 noon on Saturday. Basumatri left his party before the third phase of voting in Assam and on Thursday he joined the BJP. He is a candidate from Tamulpur Assembly seat, where voting will be held in the third phase.

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The Election Commission is taking action on the complaint made by the BPF on Thursday. Basumatary was reportedly missing for two days and met senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday midnight. Sarma tweeted that he has met the BPF candidate and he will join the BJP.

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The BPF is an ally of the opposition Congress in the elections in Assam. Basumatri told a local TV channel that he has decided to resign from the BPF as the party did not help him in the matter of money during the election campaign.

Basumatary said that it is no longer possible to withdraw the candidature due to technical reasons, but that he will support BJP’s ally UPPL candidate Leho Ram Boro. On this whole incident, Congress MP Manish Tiwari said on Thursday that Basumatary had disappeared due to threats by the BJP.

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He said at a press conference here, “No such immoral activities took place anywhere during the elections in India.” You (BJP) want to win elections in the wrong ways. This is the fascist mindset and this is the education of the BJP. “Tiwari said,” That party does not believe in democracy and democratic system. “

He demanded that the BJP government of the state tell the public what happened to Basumatri for two days. He demanded a detailed inquiry into the incident from the Election Commission. Meanwhile, sources said that Sarma has sent his reply in this matter to the Election Commission, although information about what has been said in his reply has not been received yet.

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