Ig­nored Mizoram Speaker joins BJP

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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.

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