GUWAHATI: With less than one year and half left for the 2021 Assam Assembly elections, the Congress in the State seems to be a divided house with infighting ruling the roost.
Sources said at a time when the principal opposition party should have engaged in discussing and formulating strategies to improve its performance in the 2021 elections, there are developments to change of guards in the party. Such developments have started emerging after the Congress could not win a single seat in the recently bye-elections in four assembly constituencies in the State.
“The disastrous performance in the bye-elections has intensified infighting and lobbyism to replace Ripun Bora and Debabrata Saikia from the posts of APCC president and Congress Legislature Party respectively. A petition signed by 12 MLAs was sent to the Congress high-command to replace Debabrata Saikia from the post of leader of Opposition due to alleged poor performance in the Assembly,” the source said.
The situation has reached such a pass that former chief minister Tarun Gogoi recently held a press conference in New Delhi and said he is ready to lead the Congress in Assam.
Several leaders and workers recently met senior AICC leader in charge of Assam Harish Rawat during his visit to Assam and expressed their grievances and resentment.