BISWANATH CHARIALI, March 12 � The expelled AGP MLA from Sootea, Padma Hazarika, has been invited to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP wants a strong leader like Hazarika and if he is willing to join the party, the BJP will have no hesitation to welcome him, commented former State BJP chief and former Behali MLA Ranjit Dutta at Jamugurihat in Sonitpur district today.
Dutta was taking part in a party meeting held at the Suryoday Bhawan with Naduar circle president Jayanta Borah in the chair. Dutta claimed that the party would be able to win at least eight seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the State. The party is also planning to organise an election meeting at Tezpur with its Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, as the key speaker before the elections. Around 50 people also joined the saffron brigade in the meeting.