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I won’t believe: CM

Will Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma join BJP to boost the party’s poll prospect? Will the dissident leader float a new regional party for a regional coalition with the help of AGP, AIUDF, BPF?

Amid unending speculations chief minister Tarun Gogoi said that he won’t believe the his former cabinet colleague would quit the ruling party.

Talking to Assam Times after attending a meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi non Tuesday, Gogoi said that there is no basis of these speculations.

“He is still with us. I have been hearing all these for the last two years and that’s why, I won’t believe it.”

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