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Anjan Dutta APCC president

After months of intense controversy and internal bickering, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday got Anjan Dutta to replace Bhubneswar Kalita as its president.

"Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Anjan Dutta as President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee in place Bhubaneswar Kalita with immediate effect," said AICC general secretary in-charge (Organisation) Janardan Dwivedi said in a press release in New Delhi.

 

For the last couple of months Dutta has been lobbying in New Delhi and Dispur for the top APCC post along with Ripun Bora, Pradyut Bora and Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. But its final victory for Dutta.

Political observers in New Delhi calls Dutta’s appointment a clear victory for Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who has been supporting the former Assam youth Congress committee president.

The appointment, however, mires in controversy hardly a month after CBI quizzed Dutta in Kolkata in connection with the multi crore Saradha chit fund scam. But Dutta said that he struck deal with Sudipto Sen only in the business interest and nothing else.    

 Dutta has been suggesting Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to reshuffle the cabinet by axing the non performing colleagues to gear up for the 2016 polls.

On the other hand, Bhubneswar Kalita has been facing no less criticism for lack of action against a section of party leaders who have been doing dissidence and even to dislodge him. Now the party will take on BJP and AGP in the 2016 polls under the leadership of Tarun Gogoi and Anjan Dutta.

 

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