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Assam Congress working president Rana Goswami resigns

First Published: 28th February, 2024 15:48 IST

The Congress has been presented with back to back blows in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.

In another major setback to the Congress, the working President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, Rana Goswami tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

In a letter to the Congress General Secretary, KC Venugopal, APCC working President Rana Goswami tendered his resignation as the working President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committe and as an active member of Indian National Congress.

The decision comes after he met with his followers on Saturday night in his hometown Jorhat, amid speculations that the former MLA was planning to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or its ally, the Asom Gana Parishad.

The development came two weeks after another Congress working president – Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha (an MLA from North Karimganj), and Mangaldai legislator Basanta Kumar Das – quit the party and extended support to the BJP-led government in the state.

The Congress has been presented with back to back blows in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.
Earlier on Tuesday, Sarma said that Goswami is a strong leader from Jorhat and the party will welcome him if he takes any such decision.

Goswami had been elected twice to the state assembly, in 2006 and 2011, from Jorhat as a Congress candidate.

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