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GUWAHATI, Aug 23 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the decision of Himanta Biswa Sarma to join the BJP is �his personal decision for personal benefits.�

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta refused to comment on the decision of former Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to join the BJP and said that he only saw media reports on the issue.

When contacted by The Assam Tribune this evening, Dutta said that he did not receive the resignation letter of Sarma. The All India Congress Committee has also not received any resignation letter from Sarma, he said.

Dutta said, �we have seen on TV that Himanta Biswa Sarma went to the residence of BJP president Amit Shah. If we do not get his resignation letter by tomorrow, a show cause notice will be issued to him,� he added.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh is confident that with former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma joining the party, its chances have brightened to sweep the Assembly election next year.

State party president Siddhartha Bhattacharya informed that the former minister will join the party at a formal ceremony at the party head office at Hengarabari here.

�Today, Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his desire to join the party before the Central leaders, which was accepted and within the next couple of days he will be formally inducted into the party,� said Bhattacharya, adding that the party will gain in strength now that Himanta Biswa Sarma with his mass appeal will woo more people to the saffron party.

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Decision for personal benefit, says Gogoi

GUWAHATI, Aug 23 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the decision of Himanta Biswa Sarma to join the BJP is �his personal decision for personal benefits.�

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta refused to comment on the decision of former Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to join the BJP and said that he only saw media reports on the issue.

When contacted by The Assam Tribune this evening, Dutta said that he did not receive the resignation letter of Sarma. The All India Congress Committee has also not received any resignation letter from Sarma, he said.

Dutta said, �we have seen on TV that Himanta Biswa Sarma went to the residence of BJP president Amit Shah. If we do not get his resignation letter by tomorrow, a show cause notice will be issued to him,� he added.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh is confident that with former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma joining the party, its chances have brightened to sweep the Assembly election next year.

State party president Siddhartha Bhattacharya informed that the former minister will join the party at a formal ceremony at the party head office at Hengarabari here.

�Today, Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his desire to join the party before the Central leaders, which was accepted and within the next couple of days he will be formally inducted into the party,� said Bhattacharya, adding that the party will gain in strength now that Himanta Biswa Sarma with his mass appeal will woo more people to the saffron party.