Bhabanipur constituency’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Phanidhar Talukdar is likely to join the BJP on August 21, 2021.
After two Congress MLAs – Rupjyoti Kurmi (Morigaon) and Sushanta Borgohain (Thowra) – resigning from the party to don saffron, it is now the turn of AIUDF MLA Phanidhar Talukdar to follow the same footsteps.
However, after reports of his possible shifting of the party came out in the media, he denied any such possibility and clarified before the media that he had not taken any decision to join the BJP.
Bhabanipur Assembly falls under the newly-created Bajali district of Assam.
It shares a border with Bhutan.
While talking to the media Assam BJP president Bhabesh Kalita in July told the media that Phanidhar Talukdar of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) from Bhabanipur seat would join the BJP towards the end of next month.
However, the AIUDF is yet to make any statement regarding the matter.
Two-time Congress MLA Sushanta Borgohain joined the BJP on Sunday.
He became the second MLA of Assam to switch sides in a month.
Borgohain won the 2021 Assembly elections from the Thowra seat in Sivasagar district and resigned from the Congress citing “internal differences.”
In June, Mariyani MLA and prominent Congress leader from the tea garden community Rupjyoti Kurmi joined the BJP.