With new party in-charge at helm, Congress hopes to resolve internal issues in Assam | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Congress has shuffled its management in Assam, bringing in AICC common secretary Jitendra Singh to exchange Harish Rawat because the state’s in-charge with hopes of ending internal feuds as barely six months are left for the meeting polls.
The three lobbies — one headed by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora, the opposite by Congress Legislature Party chief Debabrata Saikiaand the ultimate one by Nagaon MP Pradyut Bordoloi — have been combating it out amongst themselves, making issues simpler for the BJP in the state.
Congress insiders stated Assam PCC has pinned excessive hopes on former Union minister and Rahul Gandhi-loyalist Jitendra Singh at a time when the Congress faces twin challenges of resolving the internal conflicts and successful the 2021 meeting election. Even although the previous Uttarakhand chief minister has tried to strengthen the party with a number of excursions in numerous districts to converse to grassroot-level employees, sources in Assam Congress stated he paid little heed to bridging the gaps that had developed owing to fights between the three factions.
Talking to TOI, Ripun Bora, nonetheless, stated the party is enthusiastic at the appointment of Singh because the in-charge of Congress in Assam as he will probably be ready to commit himself totally to party actions now. “Our party high command has taken a wise decision by appointing Jitendra Singh as the party in-charge for Assam which is heading towards elections early next year. He is a young, hardworking and dynamic leader and since there are no elections due in his home state of Rajasthananytime soon, we are hopeful that he will be able to give his full efforts to strengthen and activate party activities ahead of next year’s polls here,” Bora added.
Bora, nonetheless, refused to touch upon the alleged failure of Harish Rawat to preserve unity amongst senior leaders of the party. Congratulating the appointment of Jitendra Singh as the final secretary of AICC and in-charge of Assam PCC, Bora tweeted, “We are looking forward to work together to strengthen @INCAssam in upcoming days.”
Insiders in Assam Congress stated Congress “disintegrated” in Assam at a time when there was a necessity to come out sturdy and united. They felt factions led by senior Congress leaders failed to come shut to one another, primarily due to lack of interventions from leaders who got the duty to take care of Congress actions in Assam. “Delay in decision making and lack of unification drives are two important issues that have to be addressed by the new party in-charge. It’s a crucial time for the Assam Congress, as the BJP is all out to regain power again,” a senior Congress chief stated.
Debabrata Saikia stated party employees are hopeful that Rajasthan’s win will probably be replicated in Assam with the assistance of Jitendra Singh. “Congress gave a tough fight to win the Rajasthan assembly elections. We are hopeful that Jitendra Singh, who is from Rajasthan, will energize the party in the state and take us all together. We are hopeful that Singh will play a key role in forging an alliance with the anti-CAA and anti-BJP parties,” Saikia added.
In the main reshuffle made by 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 among the many particular invitees to the CWC.


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