Expelled Congress MLAs Rajdeep Gowala and Ajanta Neog joined BJP on December 29. They joined the party in presence of State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati. Speaking to mediapersons, Ajanta Neog said, "There is no discipline in Congress and the party is directionless. Their national leadership doesn't care about grassroots workers think." Rajdeep Gowala said, "Congress is a visionless party." On October 09, Congress expelled Rajdeep Gowala from the party for period of six years, for anti-party activities.