GUWAHATI: Congress has established its own leadership in Assam, earning AICC general secretary Jitendra Singh to substitute Harish Rawat since the nation’s in-charge with hopes of finishing internal feuds as hardly six months have been left for the meeting polls.
The 3 lobbies — one led by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora, another by Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikiaand the last one by Nagaon MP Pradyut Bordoloi — have been battling it out among themselves, which makes things simpler to the BJP in the country.
Congress insiders stated Assam PCC has pinned high hopes on former Union minister and Rahul Gandhi-loyalist Jitendra Singh in a time when the Congress faces dual challenges of solving the inner battles and winning the 2021 meeting election. Though the former Uttarakhand leader minister has attempted to strengthen the celebration with numerous excursions in a variety of districts to talk to grassroot-level employees, resources in Assam Congress stated he paid little heed to bridging the gaps which had evolved due to conflicts between both factions.
Speaking to TOI, Ripun Bora, however, said that the party is excited in the appointment of Singh since the in-charge of Congress in Assam because he is going to have the ability to devote himself entirely to party actions today. “Our party high command has taken a smart choice by appointing Jitendra Singh since the celebration in-charge for Assam that is going towards elections early next year. He’s a young, hardworking and energetic leader and because there are not any elections thanks in his home nation of Rajasthananytime shortly, we’re optimistic he is going to have the ability to present his full efforts to strengthen and trigger celebration actions ahead of next year’s polls here,” Bora added.
Bora, nevertheless, refused to comment about the alleged collapse of Harish Rawat to keep unity among senior leaders of this party. Congratulating the appointment of Jitendra Singh since the general secretary of AICC and in-charge of Assam PCC, Bora tweeted,”We’re looking forward to work together to fortify @INCAssam in forthcoming days.”
Insiders at Assam Congress stated Congress”disintegrated” at Assam in a period when there was a necessity to come out united and strong. They believed factions headed by senior Congress leaders failed to come near one another, primarily as a result of deficiency of interventions from leaders that were given the duty to care for Congress actions in Assam. “Delay in decision making and lack of unification pushes are just two major problems which need to be dealt with from the newest party in-charge. It is an essential time for the Assam Congress, since the BJP is out to regain energy again,” a senior Congress leader said.
Debabrata Saikia said party employees are optimistic that Rajasthan’s win will probably be duplicated in Assam with the support of both Jitendra Singh. “Congress gave a tough fight to acquire against the Rajasthan assembly elections. We’re optimistic that Jitendra Singh, who’s from Rajasthan, will energize the celebration from the country and take all of us collectively. We’re optimistic that Singh will play an integral role in forging an alliance with all the anti-CAA and anti-BJP parties,” Saikia added.
From the significant reshuffle produced from the Congress high-command on Friday, former chief minister Tarun Gogoi was appointed as a Congress Working Committee (CWC) member, whereas All India Mahila Congress president and former Lok Sabha MP from Silchar Sushmita Dev figures one of the special invitees to the CWC.