Around 400 people, mostly belonging to the Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) as well as Congress switched sides to BJP during a mass joining programme on Sunday.

The mass joining programme was held in Motirchar Goan Panchayat under 23 Dhubri Assembly constituency.

The president of the Dhubri District Committee of BJP, Dr Debamoy Sanyal welcomed the new members of the party and handed over them party flags and caps.

A view of the joining programme. Image credit – Northeast Now
A view of the joining programme. Image credit – Northeast Now

“Around 2,000 people, including members from AIUDF and Congress, have so far joined our party in the last couple of months under three Assembly constituencies namely Dhubri, Gauripur and Golakganj,” Dr. Sanyal claimed.

“Several hundreds of other members of the AIUDF, Congress as well as individuals will join the BJP soon,” he said.

“The people in large numbers, particularly belonging to Dhubri and Gauripur Assembly constituencies are joining our party due to the under-development of their localities and the dismal performance of their local MLAs,” said Sanyal.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com