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Sitting BJP MP in Assam quits over 'ill-treatment'

IANS  |  Guwahati 

from constituency in Assam, Ram Prasad Sarmah, on Saturday announced his resignation from the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls citing "ill-treatment to old guards".

He took to to express unhappiness over ill-treatment to the old in the (BJP).

"I have left the BJP today. But I really feel deep pain in my heart for those old BJP workers who are neglected by the new intruders of the party. I was strongly raising my voice on their (old guard) behalf. But now there will be none to raise voice for them," Sarmah said in his post.

An by profession, Sarmah had been associated with the BJP for a long time. He was also a member of the

He was, however, entangled in several controversies since the last two years. After Sarmah started criticizing the BJP-led government in for 'poor performance', his name cropped up in the multi-crore cash for jobs scam in where one of his daughters was also found to be involved.

The is scheduled to announce the list of candidates for later in the evening.

Sarmah was unlikely to get a ticket this time as the BJP is planning to from the constituency, party sources said.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 15:02 IST