Ignored Mizoram Speaker joins BJP
MIZORAM Speaker Hiphei said on Monday that he has resigned from his post, the House, as well as the Congress, just a little over three weeks ahead of assembly elections. He later joined the BJP.
The seven-time Congress legislator said he submitted his resignation letter to Deputy Speaker R Lalrinawma who accepted it. From there, he went to the Congress Bhavan to resign from the primary membership of the party.
He is the fifth Congress MLA to resign from the 40-member House since September. Mizoram, the only state in the north-east under Congress rule, will go to polls on November 28.
In Guwahati, convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the switch.