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Amid desertion reports, congressional MPs and MLAs meet behind closed doors in Guwahati | India News


GUWAHATI: Assam’s Congress convened all of its MPs and MLAs for a closed-door meeting here Wednesday to define the party’s strategy to counter the BJP in the 2021 Assam elections amid reports that some MLAs and senior leaders Party members can join the Saffron Party when the Union is at home. Minister Amit Shah visits Assam on December 26.
Reports are spreading that two MLAs from Golaghat and Sarupathar constituencies, Ajanta Neog and Roselina Tirkey, respectively, will soon join the BJP. Neog, a powerful leader of the Upper Assam Congress, did not attend the four-hour meeting that was held at a hotel in the city.
Assam Pradesh Congressional Committee (APCC) chair Ripun Bora told reporters that 18 MLA from Congress and four party MPs attended the meeting, where three newly appointed secretaries from the Indian Congress Committee (AICC) for Assam: Anirudh Singh, Vikas Upadhyay and Prithviraj Prabhakar Sathe. – They were present. Acting Congress President Sonia Gandhi appointed three secretaries to assist the party led by Assam Jitendra Singh last Saturday. “Ajanta Neog told us that he was suffering from post-Covid health problems. Roselina came to the meeting today, “said Bora, declining to comment further on Neog, who was recently fired from the post of chairman of the Golaghat district of Congress for” anti-party activities. ”
Bora said a decision was made during the meeting to launch an agitation against the price hike and booth convention in each of the 126 state assembly constituencies.
While the APCC awaits the AICC’s decision on the expulsion of Neog from the party, the leadership of the Assam Congress recently sent a team to Neog’s home district, Golaghat, to assess the party’s position in the district.
Neog has yet to make his decision to join the BJP and the latter’s state leadership is also silent on the matter, even when he met with Prime Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma a few days ago, following what which was expelled. as president of the district congress.
AICC Secretary Vikas Upadhyay said the decision to forge an alliance with AIUDF will be taken by the party leadership. “No MLA Congress is deserting the BJP in Assam. This is all false propaganda from the BJP. We are united and will win the 2021 assembly election, ”said Upadhyay.

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