SILCHAR, Jan 5: At a time when many Congress ministers and legislators are shifting to the BJP and other parties eyeing the forthcoming Assembly elections in the State, members of the Silchar District Congress Committee has made it clear that even as a few BJP legislators are allegedly maintaining contacts with the party, no decision has yet been taken over their induction into the party.

Abhijit Paul, general secretary of the Silchar district Congress committee, while talking to the reporters at Indira Bhawan here on Monday said, “Some BJP legislators of the district are maintaining close contacts with us. However, no decision has been taken as yet in this regard.”

“We are all amazed as to how the BJP has been welcoming those left out by the Congress, the same persons they had been criticising vehemently all these years,” said Paul.

DCC president Pradip Kumar Dey, meanwhile, condemned the act of veteran members of the party, including former minister Misbahul Islam Laskar, former Rajya Sabha MP Kamalendu Bhattacharjee, former DCC president Arun Dutta Majumder and others, who have allegedly called for a Congress workers’ meet to add momentum to the pre-poll activities.

“Those calling for a Congress workers’ meet are no longer Congressmen at heart. If they had any issues to resolve, they should have approached the DCC instead of holding a separate meeting at such a crucial time. The act is thoroughly disappointing and condemnable,” the DCC president maintained.

On the other hand, Papan Deb, also a general secretary of the DCC, claimed that the Congress has never been short of able candidates to win elections and each member is confident of giving a fitting response to the BJP by winning all seven seats in the district.