Harish Rawat Denies Change In Assam Congress’s Leadership

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The party’s blame game started after Congress failed to grasp a seat in the recently held Assam by-elections. Out of the four seats, BJP came out the clear winner by retaining three seats and the AIUDF landed with Congress’s stronghold Jania constituency.
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Amid speculations of the probability in replacement of Congress’s leadership in Assam, the AICC in-charge Harish Rawat on November 6th, 2019 denied the same and added that “there will not be any changes”.

The statement came after 13 Congress MLAs dashed off a letter to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi demanding a change of leadership of Assam Congress Legislature Party (CLP) ahead of the 2021 Assembly Elections.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a massive protest staged by the Assam Congress against the BJP in front of Guwahati RBI yesterday for “economic slow down”.

The letter reportedly raised concerns about Saikia being “negligent” and “inefficient” to highlight the failures of the incumbent BJP during the assembly sessions and sought his replacement with a vocal leader with legislative experience.

“We, being the main opposition in the Assembly, should have been able to highlight their failure and should have made a scathing attack on the ruling party in every session. We have miserably failed because of the poor leadership of our CLP. Saikia is neither vocal nor remains alert in the Assembly. He is timid and his voice is hardly heard in the Assembly. Consequently, we have missed many vital issues in the Assembly.” the letter read.

The MLAs further appealed the party president to “appoint a vocal and effective member with legislative experience”. A copy of the letter is available with Time8.

Speculations were rift after former chief minister Tarun Gogoi met Gandhi in New Delhi. Gogoi was also quoted as saying that he is confident of Assam Congress’s revival if he is given the responsibility of leadership.

The party’s blame game started after Congress failed to grasp a seat in the recently held Assam by-elections. Out of the four seats, BJP came out the clear winner by retaining three seats and the AIUDF landed with Congress’s stronghold Jania constituency.

The letter was signed by Nandita Das, Ajanta Neog, Rakibul Hussain, Wazed Ali Choudhury, Sherman Ali Ahmed, Jakir Hussain Sikdar, Nurul Huda amongst others.

In 126 member Assam Assembly, Congress now has 24 lawmakers against the BJP which has 61.

Photo: @INCAssam

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