Assam Cong leader joins TMC

Wednesday 20th April 2022 09:33 EDT

Congress in Assam suffered a setback when its former PCC president, minister and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora joined Trinamool Congress in Kolkata, hours after sending a two-page resignation to party chief Sonia Gandhi. Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee now has three key politicians in the Northeast - Bora, former Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma and Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev - to steer the party through the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and state polls in the region.

Severing his three-decade association with Congress, 66-year-old Bora argued in his letter to Sonia that instead of fighting unitedly and aggressively against BJP’s “communal and divisive” forces, Congress members were “fighting each other for their vested interests.”

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