Assam Congress MP, Bhubaneswar Kalita, resigned from Rajya Sabha on August 5. Congress Chief Whip Bhuvaneshwar Kalita quits party over Article 370 stand. He said that he was asked by Congress party to issue Whip against the Article 370 in Parliament but this is against the mood and emotions of the nation. he quited the party and said that the party is on way towards destruction.
I have resigned from the Rajya Sabha membership today. #Assam— Bhubaneswar Kalita (@BKalitaINC) August 5, 2019
In a letter circulating online, Bhubaneswar Kalita said that the party leadership had asked him to issue a whip but he felt that the “whip was against the nation’s sentiments”. Thus, he said, he decided to resign from the party.
Bhubaneswar Kalita said in his letter, “The Congress leadership is trying to compleletly destroy the party. No one can stop the Congress party from destruction.”
Bhubaneswar Kalita was a member of Rajya Sabha from Assam. Here is letter of Bhubaneswar Kalita :
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks on the abrogation of article 370.