Fuelling air to rumours that Assam Congress MLA from Raha constituency Sashi Kanta Das is likely to join the BJP, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the Congress legislator has “pledged to support BJP-led Assam government politically”.
“Moved by PM Modi’s vision of development, Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das has pledged his commitment to support Assam government politically. This is exemplary and will strengthen governance,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Assam Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das, on Monday, met CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati.
Reports are doing the rounds that Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das is likely to join the BJP soon.
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However, after the meeting, Sashi Kanta Das speaking to the media denied the claims.
He said that he had met Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over certain development related projects in his constituency.
He clarified that he was “still a member of the Congress” party.
“Meeting the CM of the state does not mean I will join the BJP. I met him because I want development in my constituency,” Assam Congress MLA Sashsi Kanta Das said.
He added that just because he was from the opposition, no rule bars him from meeting the CM.
Moved by PM Sri @narendramodi's vision of development, Hon MLA of Raha of @INCIndia Sri Sashi Kanta Das has pledged his commitment to support Assam Govt politically. This is exemplary and will strengthen governance. I & BJP Assam President @Bhabesh_KalitaR hail this decision. pic.twitter.com/IqrxCLp8jG— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 20, 2021