Dr Jury Sharma Bordoloi, president of the Guwahati City Congress Committee, resigned from the Congress party on Friday.
Jury Sharma Borodloi, speaking at a news conference in Guwahati, claimed that the Congress has lost its secular identity and has become a sectarian party.
"Gopinath Bordoloi saved Assam from grouping so that it didn't become a part of Bangladesh. Congress has vanished the ideals of Gopinath Bordoloi of saving Maa Kamakhya Devalaya from Bangladesh. It has joined hands with AIUDF," she said.
She claimed that the Congress high command ignored their opposition to the AIUDF alliance.
Jury Sharma Bordoloi also claimed that Rahul Gandhi's leadership is being rejected by many party leaders and members.
According to her, it is a bad move to keep projecting Rahul Gandhi as the leader. "It is a wrong decision to project Rahul Gandhi as the leader again and again," she said.
Along with Dr. Sharma Bordoloi, several more Guwahati Congress stalwarts have left the party.
Being one of the party's highly educated new generation leaders, her departure will prove to be very costly for the Indian National Congress.
Dr. Sharma Bordoloi is a Ph.D. degree holder from the Jodhpur National University. She earned the degree in 2015.
She ran for the Gauhati West assembly seat on a Congress ticket in the 2016 Assam Vidhan Sabha election but was defeated by AGP's Ramendra Narayan Kalita.
Assam Mariani Constituency MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi also resigned from the Congress Party today, proving to be a major setback for the grand old party.
"I'm leaving Congress as High Command in Delhi & Guwahati leaders give priority to elderly leaders only. We'd told them Congress has good chance of coming to power this time & we shouldn't forge alliance with AIUDF as it would be a mistake. It indeed was," Assam MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi said.
Kurmi, who has been elected to the Assam assembly consecutive four times, has submitted his resignation papers to the Assembly speaker on Friday.
Before going to submit the resignation papers, the four-time MLA openly criticized and vented anger against some Assam Congress leaders including its president Ripun Bora. He categorically blamed APCC president Bora for the party's recent poll debacles.