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BJP divided over Himanta

State BJP is divided over the move to welcome Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma a few months ahead of the assembly polls. But the central leadership will take the final call.

State president Siddharth Bhattacharya and his close associates want the former Congress minister saying that he would help the party ensuring the victory of at least 5 seats.

“We want Dr Sarma like workaholic political leader. He was one who made no less contribution for three consecutive victories,” said one of the close associates of Bhattacharya.

A circle of MPs have been dead opposed to the idea of importing Dr Sarma. They include an union minister from the north east along with four other MPs.

“The man who is unwanted in his own party should not be allowed in our party. It would lower the image of our party just a few months ahead of the polls. It would be a suicidal act,” said a party leader.

“State leadership has been urging the central leadership to consider Himanta’s case. But some others have not given any positive feedback to the central leadership. But the central leadership is still indecisive,” said a central leader in New Delhi.    

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