Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma embroils in yet another controversy after he made public his move to join BJP. Highly placed sources told Assam Times that AICC has yet to receive any letter from the former minister.
On the other hand, APCC has confirmed that Dr Sarma has not formally resigned from the party before he met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.
This has forced the party to suspend Dr Sarma from the party’s primary membership on Tuesday. APCC president Anjan Dutta served Dr Sarma a showcase notice asking him to clarify why he should be spared.
The BJP lead new municipal body of Nazira Municipal board took over on Saturday. Senior BJP leader of Nazira Dilip Hazarika was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the new municipal board of Nazira. Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasa, MLA Debobrate Saikia along with SDO (C) Syed Zahid Chisty etc. were prominent among those who attended the function.
On the other hand, BJP formed the new town committee at Simaluguri electing Swapna Saikia and Md.Rofik Ali as the new chairperson and vice chairman.
The Centre is in a mood to relocate moreforces to Golaghat district bordering Nagaland to defuse the escalating tension. These are apart from the existing 200 companies of central paramilitary forces already in the region.
It further wants the 10,000 people displaced resettled under the protection of the central forces.
The Central government also wants Nagaland to announce compensation equal to the Rs. 8 lakh each announced by the Assam government for all those killed in the ethnic clash.
Two persons were killed and eight others sustained serious injury in a tragic road mishap in MB Road Tangla on Saturday. The accident took place at 7 in the morning when the Tata DI (AS-13C 3353) carrying bazaar merchants hit a tree in Meskha Pukhuri area under Kalaigaon PS on the way to Puthimari weekly market. Due to the impact of the collision the vehicle overturned.The driver was believed to have lost his control over the vehicle and hit two tree simultaneously.The persons dead have been identified as Bhajan Sarkar (42), Sajal Dey (38). Among those injured include Swapan Sutradhar (35), Sujit Kar (35), Subendra Saha (28), Ganesh sarkar (33), Apurba Pal (26), Ujal Das (26) who have been rushed to GMCH Guwahati. Two other persons Bapi sarkar (30).
Sunil saha (60) who sustained minor injuries are being treated at 30 beded Kala Guru Bishnu Rabha CHC Tangla. The local people and organisations have offered condolences and expressed grief at the accident.