The Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on August 21st, 2019, said that the saffron party has closed its doors for the leaders of other political parties. Dass said, “It is exceptional in the case of Bodoland areas. The party is open to political leaders from Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) joining it.” His statement seems to lessen the fears of some senior BJP leaders. It may be mentioned that a section of BJP leaders was annoyed over the spate of Congress leaders joining the party.
It may be mentioned that former Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Bhubaneswar Kalita, former Rajya Sabha MP Santius Kujur and the former Barak valley Congress leader Gautam Roy had joined the BJP recently. Dass further said, “Around 17 lakh members have joined the party. We had a target of 15 lakh membership.”
Guwahati | Edited by: Mukut Das