From a Correspondent
New Delhi, Oct 28: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Wednesday endorsed Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's proposal to go for a grand alliance to stall the BJP juggerut in the coming assembly election in Assam. In the run-up to the elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to address two rallies in November in two different places of the State.
The Congress vice-president is learnt to have asked Gogoi to explore all options to retain power in Assam.
All the 18 members of the Assam Election Coordition Committee including Chief Minister Gogoi and APCC president Anjan Dutta had a two-hour-long meeting with AICC top leaders including Rahul Gandhi, CP Joshi and Avish Pandey among others in New Delhi.
It is learnt that all the State Congress leaders have submitted their individual action plans for the assembly election scheduled early next year. Chief Minister Gogoi has also submitted his draft action plan to Rahul Gandhi.
"We discussed in detail how to coordite during the election. We also discussed strategies how to make the organisation stronger," said Anjan Dutta.
He, however, said that the absence of 10 MLAs from the party, including controversial trouble-shooter Hemanta Biswa Sharma, will hardly make any impact. "We have enough leaders in the Congress…on the other hand, the BJP is desperately looking for leaders in the State," said Dutta criticizing the saffron brigade for welcoming tainted leaders to its fold.
State leaders like Rokybul Hussain, Nilmony Sen Deka, Pradyut Bordoloi, Hemoprava Saikia among others were present in Wednesday's meeting.