Assam Congress to get its new president within a week: Reports

Assam Congress to get its new president within a week: Reports

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GUWAHATI: Amid intense speculation, a senior Congress leader has said that the grand old party is on the cusp of selecting its new state president, nearly two months after Ripun Bora resigned from the post, owning responsibility for the party's resounding loss in the March-April Assembly polls.

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) general secretary Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee has reportedly said that the party needs to find a "vocal and assertive leader".

Speaking to the media, he said that the new Assam Congress president will be named this week.

According to Bhattacharjee, the central leadership is currently taking views of party functionaries in the matter.

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He said that the party high command will ensure that the most "acceptable" candidate is appointed.

He also said that there are many leaders who are capable of taking up this responsibility and added that the high command will ensure that the most acceptable candidate is appointed after considering all necessary factors," Bhattacharjee added.

Several names have been doing the rounds within the state unit, but Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Bhupen Bora have emerged as the top two contenders for the post.

Earlier this month, prominent leader Rupjyoti Kurmi walked out of the party, reportedly peeved at being denied the post of party president.

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Published On: Jun 30, 2021