The party’s lone Muslim MLA lost the Sonai seat in Barak Valley to his AIUDF rival. The Assam unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dissolved its minority cell after none of the nine Muslim candidates the party had fielded managed to win a seat in the recently-concluded Assembly election. The BJP had won 60 of the 126 seats in the State. “The Sankhyaloghu Morcha (minority cell) and all its units have been dissolved,” party’s State general secretary Rajdeep Roy said in a notification on Wednesday. Among the losers in the Muslim-dominated seats was Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar, who had won the Sonai seat in Barak Valley in 2016.
Source: The Hindu May 06, 2021 05:57 UTC