Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why
First-time BJP MLA Terash Gowalla today said he has sent his resignation letter from the Assam Assembly to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The legislator from Duliajan constituency said he has sent his letter to Sonowal, leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Assam. Confirming the development, a senior BJP party official said, "Yes, he has sent the resignation to the CM's Office on Monday."
What are the reasons for his resignation?
When asked about the reasons for resigning from the House, Gowalla said, "There are various issues. I'm not able to fulfill my duties as MLA. So, taking the moral responsibility, I'm resigning from the Assembly." When pointed out the issue of not offering him any post, particularly in Assam Gas Company Ltd (AGCL), during the recent appointments, Gowalla said, "That is one reason."
I should have been consulted for the company's appointment: Gowalla
"People elected me as their representative. They had some expectations from me. However, without consulting me, the appointment (AGCL) in the company was made. I am not saying that you (government) give me the post, but at least I should have been consulted," said Gowalla.
Resignation is 'not' Gowalla's full and final decision
On being asked if there was any possibility of withdrawing the resignation under party pressure, Gowalla said, "I have informed the issues to the CM. If I get a satisfactory answer, I may reconsider it." When contacted, the Principal Secretary of the Assembly Secretariat, MK Deka said that he had not received any intimation about the MLA's resignation.
Recent company appointments are nothing but opportunistic politics: Congress spokesperson
Sonwal on Monday appointed various persons, including politicians from the BJP, AGP, and BPF, as Chairman, Vice Chairman and directors of 40 government-run bodies. This included the appointment of Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia as Chairperson and Indra Gogoi as the Vice Chairperson of Assam Gas Company Ltd. Terming it as "very unfortunate," Congress spokesperson Rhituporna Konwar said, "It is nothing but opportunistic politics."