A delegation of Congress will be visiting the Raha constituency after Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das had openly extended his support to the BJP government.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition at the Assam Legislative Assembly, Rakibul Hussain said that a delegation comprising of legislators and senior leaders of the Congress have been directed to visit the Raha constituency to take stock of the situation.

The delegation will be meeting Congress leaders in two blocks in the constituency to make a report on why Sashi Kanta Das decided to extend his support to the BJP and the Chief Minister openly.

Hussain said that even though Das denied claims of him joining the BJP, his actions were seen as a betrayal to the party.

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Hussain added that Das was given a show-cause notice but if he fails to reply then strict actions will be taken against him.

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 had earlier 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. 

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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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