Denied ticket, ex-BJP MLA blames nexus

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  • Published 12.03.11

Dhubri, March 11: Former BJP legislator Dinesh Chandra Sarkar blamed a nexus between his party and the Congress which prevented him from getting a ticket from Golokganj Assembly constituency of Dhubri.

Sarkar called a news conference at his Sonahat residence today and alleged that Ashwani Roy Sarkar, the party-nominated candidate from Golokganj, was allegedly involved in several cases of corruption in public life and had a tainted image.

“This seat has been gifted to the Congress as BJP state party president Ranjit Dutta and party in-charge of the Northeast, P. Chandra Sekhar, made an understanding with the Congress at the behest of the probable Congress candidate and sitting Congress legislator Abu Taher Bepari,” Sarkar said.

He also questioned the BJP party high command that how could the party give a ticket to Ashwani Roy Sarkar as his father, Kali Kanta Roy Sarkar, had been an executive body member of the Dhubri district Congress committee till August 2010.

Sarkar challenged that if he had been nominated from Golokganj, any Congress candidate would have been defeated this time by the BJP.

Asked whether he would resign from the party and contest as an Independent, Sarkar said he would discuss his plans with his workers who had been with him for 30 years before taking the next step.

Dhubri district unit BJP president Bimal Oswal said he was not aware why the party had denied Sarkar a ticket, as a list of 27 aspirants for poll tickets from Golokganj was sent to the state body.

“The power of nominating candidates is in the hands of the state and central committees and we have absolutely no role in this,” Oswal said.