Former Congress minister from Assam joins Bharatiya Janata Party

GUWAHATI, April 7: Former Congress Minister Sumitra Doley on Friday joined BJP ahead of the by-poll in Dhemaji assembly constituency.

Former minister and MLA Sumitra Doley joined the saffron party during a election meeting held at Dhemaji in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and other state ministers.

Meanwhile, Assam Congress unit president Ripun Bora said that, Sumitra Doley Patir has gone to the saffron party to survive from the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)’s cash-for-job scam after her name entitled with the scam.

The by-poll to the Dhemaji assembly constituency will be held on April 9.

BJP has fielded Mishing community leader Ranoj Pegu as its candidate in the by-election while Congress fielded Babul Sonowal as its candidate.

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