From Our Correspondent
SILCHAR, January 19: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta asked the party men to maintain discipline and desist from activities that would bring disrepute to the party. He was speaking to the party workers and leaders at Indira Bhawan here on Sunday during his maiden visit to Barak Valley after being anointed Assam president.
Dutta laid stress on maintaining disciplines and party principles by all the leaders and workers. He said that there was a need of unity among the Congress workers to ensure the party a fourth straight win in Assam Assembly elections in 2016. He made it clear that action would be taken against those who would breach the party principles and disciplines. According to him, the Congress faced a jolt in Lok Sabha elections in Assam in particular due to the “division and conflict” among the party men. He stressed on ‘unity’ to bounce back in the Assembly elections slated to be held next year.
Anjan Dutta at the same time said that there was a need of strengthening coordition among the different block level committees. He advised the senior party leaders and workers to give adequate space to the youths and allow them to work freely and fairly for the interest of the people as well as the party. He suggested the members not to go to the media or public directly against any other member of the party. “A person might have disappointment against a particular person or leaders. But, it does not mean that they should make it public or go to the media. Instead they should inform the State leaderships about the grievances that they have,” Dutta said. He added that in this technological driven era, one can easily register a complaint against the party leaders directly to the Chief Minister or the party president. He said that any sort of conflict or strife within the party should not be made public as it brings disrepute to the party as a whole.
Assam Congress president advised all the districts’ presidents to run the party with strong hand. He said that both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi granted him ‘free hand’ to revive the party. He advised the workers to work at the grassroots level instead of running after MLAs and MPs.
Anjan Dutta on that day said that interference from one district into another would not be acceptable in the Congress, which clearly shows how the Assam party chief is not happy with the interference of Gautam Roy into the various matters of Cachar district. Though Dutta did not take anyone’s me, but made it clear that no one from one district would be allowed to interfere into the matters of other districts. He clearly said ‘discipline’ should be maintained by everyone in the party.
On the day, he took a dig at Modi government for its U–turn and asked his party workers to gear up to make the people understand about Modi’s “anti–people and wrong” policies. He said that the BJP had failed completely to keep its promises that the party had made during elections campaign in 2014.