Dissident BJP leader RP Sarmah on Sundayofficially joined the Congress. Reacting to the news, BJP Assam unit president RanjitKumar Das said that RP Sarmah doesn't have TRP; Sarmah had resigned from theBJP as his name was not in the list of probable candidates for Tezpurconstituency.
With the Rajya Sabha polls approaching, the BJPPresident said that the party is expected to take a final call on thecandidates by mid-March. The BJP is very careful about selecting candidatesthis time as it believes any laxity on this front can cost them dear.
The BJP is expected to offer a Rajya Sabha seat for its ally BPF. We have already sent a proposal to the national executive committee, Das said.
Two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam are already lyingvacant after Congress leaders Bhubaneswar Kalita and Sanjay Singh resigned.Both, in fact, joined the BJP. The term of the third member, Biswajit Daimaryof the BPF, will expire soon.