The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday removed Golaghat MLA and former minister Ajanta Neog from Golaghat District Congress Committee president’s post with immediate effect.

The axe has come amid reports of the former three-term minister planning to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Smt. Ajanta Neog, MLA, President, Golaghat District Congress Committee is hereby removed from the post of DCC president with immediate effect. This has the approval of All India Congress Committee,” stated an order issued by Ranjan Bora, general secretary (Organisation) of the APCC.

As per reports, the Golaghat MLA had visited Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma recently in Guwahati. However, the decision in connection to her joining the saffron party is yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, reacting to the latest development, leader of opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia said that it doesn’t mean that quitting of Ajanta Neog from the Congress would incur a great loss to the party.

“If someone does injustice to the party, despite getting so much from it, then I am ready to agree to any decision taken by the party,” said Saikia.