The Congress MLA from Assam’s Thowra constituency, Sushanta Borgohain on Saturday submitted his resignation letter to the Assam Assembly Speaker.
On Friday, Borgohain quit the Congress party and submitted his resignation letter to the newly-appointed Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhupen Borah.
The two-time Congress MLA from Thowra, Borgohain cited the existing political crisis in the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee as his cause of leaving the party.
He also blamed the present “internal political atmosphere” in the Congress party for taking the decision.
In the resignation letter to the Assam Assembly Speaker, MLA Borgohain wrote: “I hereby tender my resignation of my seat in the assembly with effect from 31-07-21.”
He is likely to join the BJP on August 2, 2021.
Earlier on Saturday, the Congress wrote to Assam Legislative Speaker Biswajit Daimary to disqualify Sushanta Borgohain as an MLA under anti-defection law after he resigned from the party.
The letter was submitted to the Assembly Speaker by the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Debabrata Saikia.
In the letter, Saikia requested the Assembly Speaker to take necessary action as per the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution and disqualify Borgohain.
On Saturday, APCC president Bhupen Borah accepted Borgohain’s resignation from the primary membership of the party.
Last month, Mariani MLA Rup Jyoti Kurmi formally resigned as the MLA on June 18, 2021 and quit the Congress.
Later in a meeting at Gerukamukh in Dhemaji district, Kurmi joined the BJP in presence of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.