A simmering discontent within Assam BJP unit has forced the party leadership to buy time to allow Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and his loyalists join the party.
“The assembly polls are round the corner. We should woo the people. But if the party leadership remain indecisive, it would be difficult to hope any poll prospect.,” said a state senior party leader.
“Need of the hour is to boost the morale of the partymen. But if the uncertainty over someone’s entry exists it cannot proceed, said another leader who refused to be named before Assam Times.
Another senior party leader said, ”we are dead opposed to Dr Sarma’s entry who has an alleged background. If the party leadership really wants we can’t but accept him. But the party might have to pay heavy price in the assembly polls.”
To top it all, the party in rank and file is dead opposed to the former health and education minister’s entry forcing the party leadership in New Delhi to buy more time.
Notably, Dr Sarma who allegedly took money from Saradha boss Sudipto Sen has already been interrogated by CBI. The CBI team probing the chit fund scam further quizzed his wife Riniky Sarma who owned a private satellite news channel.