Former Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader, Biswajit Daimary on Saturday resigned from his post of Rajya Sabha MP.
He will formally join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Sunday.
Daimary recently tendered his resignation from the post of working president of BPF to party chief, Hagrama Mohilary.
He was an MLA in the Assam legislative assembly from 2001-2006 and a Rajya Sabha MP from 2008-2014 and from2014-2020.i
His resignation came a month before the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections that are scheduled to take place in the Bodo Territorial Region on December 7 and 10 this year.
Sitting MLA from Assam’s Tamulpur constituency, Emmanuel Musahary also resigned from the BPF a few days.
Sources said the resignation of two prominent leaders from BPF is likely to strengthen BJP’s position in the ensuing BTC elections.
The national party has fielded several candidates against its ally BPF in the BTC polls.
Sources in the BJP said that Daimary had been in constant touch with Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sharma before submitting his resignation.
Sarma, who is leading the fight against BPF has criticized Mohilary, claiming the latter’s way of functioning has not yielded the desired results in the BTR
Several senior central BJP leaders are likely to be present when Daimary formally joins the party.