Aizawl (Mizoram) , Oct 17 : Former Mizoram minister Buddha Dhan Chakma quit the Congress on Tuesday and is all set to join the BJP , reported news agency PTI
According to the report, after tendering his resignation as a legislator from the state Assembly, Chakma submitted his resignation from the primary membership of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) to party functionaries here.
The resignation letter from the MPCC was addressed to MPCC president and CM, Lal Thanhawla.
Speaker Hiphei has accepted Chakma’s resignation from the House.
Election to the 40-member House is scheduled to be held in the state on November 28.
The report quoted ,Mizoram BJP unit president Prof John V Hluna told PTI that Chakma would be joining the BJP on Tuesday.
The saffron party would field Chakma from Tuichawng seat in the assembly polls, it is learnt
With Chakma’s resignation, three Congress MLAs have resigned from the Assembly recently.
The present strength of the state legislature is 37 after resignation of the three Congress legislators. The ruling Congress has 31 legislators and the MNF six.
According to the report ,the Assembly Speaker on Monday had accepted the resignation of former home minister R Lalzirliana.
Lalzirliana, who resigned as the state home minister on September 14 was expelled as vice president of the state PCC and primary member of the Congress party indefinitely by the ruling MPCC disciplinary action committee on September 17.
He formally joined the MNF Monday.
Earlier, another Congress legislator Lalrinliana Sailo, former minister and member of the AICC and general secretary of the state PCC had also left the ruling party and joined the MNF.
According to the report, Chakma had resigned from the council of ministers on August 21, 2017 in protest against discrimination of some students belonging to Chakma community for admission to medical colleges across the country, though they had qualified for MBBS seat under the state quota.