Guwahati: Angkita Dutta, the daughter of late Congress stalwart Anjan Dutta has been appointed as the new President of the Assam Pradesh Youth Congress Committee. The decision was revealed by the official Twitter handle of the Youth Congress.
"Hearty Congratulations to the Newly appointed @IYCAssam President @angkitadutta ji, working President @PatowaryRatul ji. We wish you good luck for future endeavours," said the tweet.
The President of the Indian Youth Congress Srinivas B.V himself promoted her to this post.
Angkita Dutta is 33 years old and hails from Amguri Town which comes under Sivasagar district in Assam. Her father is late Anjan Dutta, a stalwart leader of the Assam Congress and the former President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee. He held several ministerial portfolios during his political career and his most notable contribution was the resurrection of the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) which was in shatters during that time.
Angkita completed her Bachelor of Arts from the Daulat Ram College under Delhi University and thereafter she pursued LLB from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University. She also went on to do her Ph.D. in Human Rights from the Indian Institute of Human Rights in the year 2011.
Her political career took off in 2016 when she contested her first-ever election from the Amguri seat in the Assam assembly elections. She failed to score her first victory losing against Prodip Hazarika from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). She also served as the Vice President of Assam Pradesh Youth Congress prior to her appointment as the President.
She is one of the most vocal leaders of the Congress Party and has pledged to elevate the Youth Congress wing to new heights through strong leadership.
On 17 October 2021, she had posted a tweet directly criticizing the Central Government over rising fuel prices.