Assam Polls: Former Minister Gautam Bora quits Congress
GUWAHATI: In yet another jolt to Congress, the party’s veteran leader and former education minister Gautam Bora quit the party on Friday.
In the resignation letter to Ripun Bora, President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) the minister declared that he has resigned from the primary membership as well as other posts of the Indian National Congress (INC).
Though he had not cited any reasons for leaving the party, Bora told the media, “I have served the party for 40 years. I did not want to leave Congress but the party has become headless now and there are many lobbies working inside the party.”
He said that he would join a national party. “It’s early to say but I am not joining any regional party for sure,” he added.
It’s believed that he has decided to quit Congress after being denied a party ticket to contest the upcoming state polls from the Batadrava constituency. Congress has fielded Sibamoni Bora in Batadrava against BJP MLA Angoorlata Deka.
In the 2011 election, Gautam Bora won against AIUDF candidate Matiur Rahman with a narrow margin. Later in 2016, Angoorlata Deka defeated him.