Kolkata, April 17: Former Assam Congress president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday in Kolkata shortly after he announced his resignation.
The TMC is a tweet that welcomed Bora and said. “Delighted to welcome Shri @ripunbora, Former Minister of Panchayat & Rural Development, Minister of Education in Assam, former Rajya Sabha MP & former President of Assam Pradesh Congress committee! He joined us today in the presence of Shri @abhishekaitc.”
Delighted to welcome Shri @ripunbora, Former Minister of Panchayat & Rural Development, Minister of Education in Assam, former
Rajya Sabha MP & former President of Assam Pradesh Congress committee!
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) April 17, 2022
Earlier today, Ripun Bora resigns from Assam Congress and sends his resignation to Sonia Gandhi.
The former Rajya Sabha MP has been made to understand that there is no future in the Congress and right now joining the TMC is the best option. Bora alleged that senior Congress leaders are keeping a close relationship with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Meanwhile, CM Himanta Sarma said Bora’s decision was Congress’s internal matter, adding, “one thing is for sure that in the recently concluded Rajya Sabha election, Congress MLAs did not vote for Ripun Bora.”
Bora who was the joint candidate of the opposition in the recently concluded Rajya Sabha election had lost due to cross-voting and fighting between the Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), according to reports.
Bora is the third big leader of Congress from the Northeast after Sushmita Dev and Mukul Sangma who have switched sides to the TMC.