On June 21, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma welcomed former Congress MLA from Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi to the BJP family. Taking to his Twitter handle CM Sarma wrote, “We welcome Sri Rupjyoti Kurmi to BJP family. A prominent leader from Tea – Tribe Community & 4-term MLA, he has always been working for uplift of poor & development of the region. BJP Assam shall immensely gain from his experience. Best wishes BJP India JPNadda”.
Rupjyoti Kurmi who represented Assam Legislative Assembly four times consecutively from Mariani LAC of Jorhat district as a member of Indian National Congress(INC) had resigned recently from the party. In a programme held at Gerukamukh in Dhemaji district, Rupjyoti Kurmi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in the presence of Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.