Congress ends summer camp, candidates leave Dichang Resort


GUWAHATI: The Assam Congress candidates who were housed in Dichang Resort on the outskirts of Guwahati left the luxury on Sunday. The candidates were shifted to the resort at Sonapur on Thursday in the fear of ‘horse-trading’.

The candidates were seen spending their times in swimming, playing cricket and volley ball.

The Congress reportedly booked 70 rooms till April 30. However, they vacated their rooms on Sunday following backlash of the people for their indifferences to the COVID-19 situation in the State.

Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora said the discussion over the last three days was fruitful.

“The discussion was constructive and successful,” said Bora.

According to some Congress candidates, issues like chief minister’s post and other portfolio were also found place in the discussion during their stay in the resort.

“APCC president he (Ripun Bora) has run well the party for last 5 years. If he becomes chief minister, it would be good for the party as well as for the people of Assam,” said Chabua Congress candidate Ajoy Phukan.

“Everything about chief minister, health minister and other portfolio was discussed,” said another candidate.

Dispur Congress candidate Manjit Mahanta also expressed his confidence over his victory and formation of a Congress-led government.

“Right after the formation of the government, our priority will be COVID and financial situation of the State,” said Mahanta.

The journalist-turned-politician claimed he would defeat BJP candidate and present MLA Atul Bora with a huge margin of votes.

“I will definitely win with a big difference,” Manjit said.