Assam Congress legislator Rajdeep Goala is ready to hitch the BJP within the subsequent few days, state Finance and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned in Kolkata on Friday.
“In the subsequent few days, Congress MLA Rajdeep Goala will be part of the BJP,” Mr Sarma mentioned whereas addressing the media.
A day in the past, Mr Sarma, who’s the convener of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), had claimed that an essential Congress lawmaker within the state will cross over to the BJP quickly.
“Some others could be part of too, just a few others are additionally in contact,” he mentioned, whereas clarifying that the developments had no join with the Rajya Sabha polls.
Mr Goala, a two-time MLA from Lakhipur in Assam, is the son of Dinesh Prashad Goala – a seven-time state lawmaker who had additionally served as a minister.
Rajdeep Goala entered the meeting on a Congress ticket from Lakhipur in 2014 by successful the by-poll necessitated by his father’s loss of life. Subsequently, he was re-elected in 2016.