Guwahati: Hinting at exodus of another sitting legislator of Assam Congress to join BJP, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday that Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das has pledged his commitment to support Assam government politically.
“Moved by PM Modi’s vision of development, Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das has pledged his commitment to support the Assam government politically. This is exemplary and will strengthen governance,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
In a public display, Congress MLA Sashi Kanta Das, met CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati.
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.
Das 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.
It may be mentioned here that three sitting legislators of Congress joined BJP just ahead of the by elections in the state. Three of the legislators were elected to the assembly on BJP ticket in the by election.