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Pegu joins BJP to contest by poll

BJP has fielded prominent tribal leader Dr Ranoj Pegu in the upcoming Assembly by polls in Dhemaji slated fir April 9.

Pegu, who joined the saffron party only on Saturday is pitted against Babul Sonowal from Congress. Both Sonowal and Pegu are expected to file nominations on Monday.

Peru's name was cleared on Friday when senior BJP leaders met in Guwahati. Earlier Pegu agreed to join BJP on condition that hr must be allowed to contest the polls.

On Saturday Pegu joined BJP at a brief ceremony in Dhemaji

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