By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, August 2: On the losing streak since 2014 -- right from the last Lok Sabha polls to the civic body polls and BTC elections -- the Congress in Assam seems to think big in the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) polls, slated to be held on August 19. Prior to that, since 1998 the ruling party had been on a winning streak in the State.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has formed a jumbo-sized 68-member TAC poll campaign committee with rayan Kumar Radu Kakaty as its chairman, Apurba Kumar Pator as convener and Sarba rayan Deori as joint convener. The committee is not only jumbo-sized, it has a number of heavyweights like Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, APCC president Anjan Dutta, ministers Dr. zrul Islam, Rakibul Hussain, Sarat Barkataky, Ajanta Neog and Basanta Das, MP Gaurav Gogoi, parliamentary secretaries Bidya Singh Engleng and Bivekannda Doley, besides many MLAs, APCC general secretaries, secretaries, representatives from the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress, Assam Pradesh Youth Congress and the Assam committee of the tiol Students’ Union of India as members.
APCC secretary Imdad Hussain, who is also a member of the poll campaign committee, said: “We are to win this time around. The people of the State have seen the development works done by the Congress government in the State. The Opposition parties don’t do what they say. The Congress always lays stress on development at the grass-roots level. Development will be our TAC poll agenda.”