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Assam BJP MLA Terash Gowalla resigns as legislator

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Terash Gowalla on Tuesday resigned from the Assam Assembly citing unhappiness over the functioning of the party.

Gowalla, who represents Duliajan in the state legislative assembly, sent his resignation letter to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Sources in the party said that Gowalla was not happy with the appointment of BJP legislator from Sadiya, Bolin Chetia, as the chairperson of Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL), a state-owned PSU.

Gowalla’s resignation came a day after the Sonowal-led government appointed 40 legislators and leaders of the BJP and its alliance partners in various positions at state public sector undertakings.

“I have sent a letter to chief minister who is the leader of the legislature party. I feel that I am not doing justice to my constituency and I am not able to work,” Gowalla said.

The MLAs, appointed as chairpersons of different corporations, have been given the rank and status of either a cabinet minister or a minister of state.

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