GUWAHATI: Assam Congress is likely to have a new chief to lead the party within a week, nearly two months after Ripun Bora resigned from the post, owning responsibility for the party’s debacle in the recently concluded state assembly polls.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) general secretary Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee said that the party has been searching for a ‘vocal and assertive’ leader to revive its grip and presence in the state.
Bhattacharjee claimed that the new Assam Congress president will be named this week.
He said, “There are capable leaders in the party and the high command will ensure that the most acceptable candidate is appointed after considering all necessary factors.”
Party sources said that though several names have been doing the rounds within the state unit, Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Bhupen Bora have emerged as the top two contenders for the post.