Current MP Ram Prasad Sharma from Tezpur, announced on his facebook that he is leaving the party on Saturday and alleged that the old workers were being ignored due to "new intruders in the party".

Sharma said he was resigning from the primary membership of the BJP after serving the RSS and VHP for 15 years and the BJP for 29 years.

“I have left BJP today. I really feel pained in my heart for those old BJP workers of Assam who are most neglected in the party by the new intruders in the party,” he said in a Facebook post.

“I felt greatly insulted when my name, a sitting MP and the President of Assam Gorkha Sammelan, did not find a place in panel sent up by the state BJP committee,” Sharma in another post on the social media platform.

He went on to say that he would continue to serve the people of Assam and his constituency “till the end of his life”.

Sharma alleged that “old guards” of the party who had toiled for decades and brought the BJP to power were now “most neglected and ill-treated”.

“I was strongly raising my voice on their behalf. Now there will be none to raise voice for them,” he claimed.

Sharma's name was not included in the party's candidate for Tezpur Lok Sabha seat. It was only the name of Assam minister and NEDA convener Himant Biswa Sharma.