GUWAHATI: The leadership tussle in Assam Congress is giving sleepless nights to many in the party. Demanding leadership change in the state unit, eight MLAs have met AICC General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal in Delhi. It is learnt that the MLAs are insisting on the removal of both the party state president Ripun Bora and CLP leader Debabrata Saikia.
Reacting to the news of MLAs in Delhi, CLP leader Debabrata Saikia had this to say, “Met a few MLAs at the dining area in Assam House. They had not informed me about this programme of theirs so, I was not aware of it. Had I known, I would have surely accompanied them.”
Saikia further confirmed that complaints have been made against him to the high command.
“This has come out in open and it is true that some allegations have been made against me to the high command on 19th September. The whole matter is under the purview of the high command so I will not comment about it. Our General Secretary Incharge, Harish Rawat has instructed us not to comment about party matters in public forums.
The unhappy MLAs of Congress are Rockybul Hussain, Ajanta Neog, Wajed Ali Choudhury, Rojlina Tirkey, Nandita Das and Illyas Ali.
On the other hand APCC president Ripun Bora commenting on the development said, “I am not aware about MLAs trying to reach out to the high command to remove me. If the high command orders then I am ready to give up my responsibility. I have nothing else to say.”