Assam Congress MLA Ajanta Neog removed from key post; likely to join BJP

The move came amid speculations that the four-time MLA from Golaghat constituency and former state minister, Ajanta Neog may join the BJP.
Assam Congress MLA Ajanta Neog removed from key post; likely to join BJP

GUWAHATI:

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee removed MLA Ajanta Neog from the post of District Congress Committee President of Golaghat on Friday.

The move came amid speculations that the four-time MLA from Golaghat constituency and former state minister may join the BJP.

Neog was removed from the post of District Congress Committee President of Golaghat with immediate effect, according to an order issued by the party’s state unit on Friday night.

“This has the approval of the All India Congress Committee,” the two-line order said giving no reason for the action.

When contacted, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary (Organisation) Ranjan Bora said we took disciplinary action against the legislator for her “anti-party activities over the last few days”.

Sources in the Congress and the BJP told PTI that Neog, a powerful leader in Upper Assam, is likely to join the saffron camp on December 26 or 27 during the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to the state.

On Thursday, Neog held a closed-door meeting with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and North-East Democratic Alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The Congress legislator, however, said she had met the chief minister and the senior BJP leader to discuss issues related to her constituency. (PTI)

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