The proximity to Ram Madhav has hit Himanta Biswa Sharma hard in the ticket selection process, as the former does not enjoy pink of the relationship with the top duo of the BJP and Sharma got the cold shoulder.
The BJP high command was not happy to see Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma's name as a sole candidate for Tezpur and after snubbing him mildly, put him as an in charge of the North East.
But everyone was asking the question of how come this could happen? Why Himanta Biswa Sharma's name came before the CEC without having the green signal of the High Command?
The cat was let out of the bag by the BJP state president when he informed that it was done at the instruction of Ram Madhav who in turn informed the state party bosses that Central Election Committee had given the green signal.
Actually, the CEC was in complete darkness about Himanta Biswa Sharma's game plan through Ram Madhav.
This is well known in the BJP inside the circle that Ram Madhav maintains a frosty relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Mr Ram Madhav is not even an MP although he is in charge of Jammu & Kashmir and North East India.
But within the state BJP, the exclusion of Himanta Biswa Sharma has stirred up an honest nest as the majority of his supporters are demoralized as none of his core supporters got Lok Sabha ticket, as his boss Sarbananda Sonowal coolly snatched majority tickets for his supporters.