LS Polls: Resentment Mounts Within Assam Congress Over Candidate Selection


In the wake of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s recent assertions regarding purported agents within the Assam Congress, discontent has rippled through the party concerning the roster of potential candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Sources privy to the matter revealed a striking opposition within the Congress leadership, particularly in the proposed candidature for Mira Borthakur from Guwahati and Uday Shankar Hazarika from Lakhimpur.
As per sources, old congress workers have written to former AICC president Sonia Gandhi, informing her about their dissatisfaction brewing in the party on the proposed nominations.

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A senior Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) leader, meanwhile, have said that chief minister Sarma’s repeated references to having “agents within the Congress party” have went on to add to the “prevailing rift”.

“There have been allegations that Mira Borthakur is backed by chief minister Sarma. Many APCC leaders, in fact, have even went on to question the probable selection of Mira Borthakur; as she has been given a nod ahead by sidelining several senior and “deserving” candidates,” A congress leader said.

Concerns have also surfaced regarding the role of Assam observer and All India Congress Committee general secretary Jitendra Singh. Some leaders and activists within the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) have expressed doubts about Singh’s involvement.

As per sources, a special meeting of AICC leaders will take place today in Delhi at around 6 pm to discuss these issues.

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