TAMULPUR: The Congress has demanded countermanding and cancellation of the entire election process in Tamulpur in Baksa district of Assam after a candidate defected to another party after filing nomination from a different party.
In a petition to Assam chief electoral officer Nitin Khade yesterday the Congress has also demanded action against the said candidate, Ranja Khungur Basumatary, who defected from Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) to the BJP few days ago.
Basumatary, who filed nomination as BPF candidate from Tamulpur, joined the BJP on April 1.
“As per the alliance, the Tamulpur Constituency was left in favour of the Bodoland Peoples Front wherein Shri ranja Khungur basumatary was to contest as a candidate of the Bodoland Peoples Front. Shri basumatary had filed his nomination as a Candidate of the Bodoland People’s Front, but very recently when a few days are left for the poll date i.e. 6th April, 2021, Shri Basumatary declared that he has retired from contesting the election and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party,” the Congress alleged in the petition.
“I request your honour to take prompt and necessary action against Shri Basumatary … I further request you to stop the election process in Tamulpur Constituency immediately under section 123 of the representation of the Peoples Act , 1951,” urged Assam Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ripun Bora.
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