In Assam, stage has been set for nine Congress legislators to join the BJP this evening. They are- Pradan Baruah, Bolin Chetia, Piyush Hazarika, Pallab Lochan Das, Binanda Saikia, Kripanath Mallah, Abu Taher Bepari, Jayanta Malla Barua and Rajen Borthakur. Several senior BJP leaders will attend the joining program at party office in Guwahati.
In September, all of them met BJP President Amit Shah to extend support to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, state Congress President Anjan Dutta said that the joining of these MLAs will not harm the party.