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Former Assam BJP MLA joins Congress ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

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Guwahati, March 20: In a political twist ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the former BJP MLA and ex-Deputy Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, Aminul Haque Laskar joined the opposition Congress fold on Wednesday.

Laskar along with hundred of his supporters was welcomed by AICC General Secretary Jitendra Singh, APCC president Bhupen Borah, and other party dignitaries at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati.


The former MLA from Sonai Assembly Constituency, informed the media on Tuesday that he had opted to come out of the BJP, alleging that the party has lost its political ideology.

It may be mentioned that Laskar, who was the solitary minority MLA in the ex-Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government in 2016, was appointed as the Deputy Speaker of the State Assembly in 2020. However, he lost to AIUDF candidate Karim Uddin Barbhuiya in the 2021 Assam legislative assembly elections.

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