Skip to content Skip to navigation

Dissidence brewing in all major parties

Dissidence brews in all major parties including ruling congress and BJP across the state with the declaration of the date of ensuing Local Bodies’ elections. The municipalities and town committees’ elections will be held on February 9 next. Amidst the poll preparationsall the political party faces dissidence and in-fighting. Meanwhile, a countable number of congress and BJP leaders along with their supporters resigned from their respective party portfolios. Subsequently, they quit their parties too expressing displeasure over the selection process of candidates by their party leadership. 

The state president of the BJP’s Tea Women Cell, BinaBhumijquit the party a few days ago resenting against party leadership. Similarly, more than three hundred BJP workers of Gauripur quit the party Thursday. Likewise, Congress also faces similar dissidence. A large number of Congress workers quit the party from Sadiya to Dhubri in last few days. The dissidents who quit their parties revealed that their party leaderships selected the ensuing party candidates whimsically ignoring their suggestions in the party candidates’ selection process. Moreover, some have alleged that a good number of candidates acquired parties’ ticket for contesting the Local Body’s elections by means of money power. The leadership across the party, allegedly, took money for issuing tickets to the candidates. 

The BJP is making corruption of the Tarun Gogoi government and misappropriations of huge fund granted by the Central government under various schemes for the upliftment of the economically backward people of the statean issue of the up-coming Local Bodies’ elections.

Congress, on the other hand, utters developments occurred in the state during their rule as an issue of the ensuing elections. Interestingly, the Chief Minister Gogoi pledged to allocate more money under various schemes to municipalities and town committees if people’ mandate goes for congress.   


Author info

Raktim Baruah's picture

Journalist based in Guwahati. Mobile: 9706390337. Email:

Add new comment


Republish this content

STRAIGHT FROM THE ASSAEMBLY: All About the liquor business

4 Mar 2008 - 5:46am | editor
The day two of the Assam Assembly's Budget session began with a rocause as soon as it began. As the House started its proceedings, Palashbari independent legislator Pranab Kalita wanted to know if the Government can stop the liquor shops. In his reply, excise minister Gautom Roy informed the House that the it is impossible for the Government to stop the liquor shops saying the Government earns a good amount of revenue to the tune of R. 300 crore a year with these business. This has created a fresh controversy in the House. Meanwhile, the main Opposition is ready to bring an adjournment motion at any time citing the Government's failure on all fronts.

Guwahati: Where VVIPs fear not to tread

Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, WB CM Mamata Bannerjee, Amitav Bachhan and others at Hero Indian Super League between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC held at Kolkata on October 12.  Photo by: Saikat Das/ HISL/ SPORTZPICS
13 Oct 2014 - 11:54am | AT News

All of a sudden, Guwahati has become a hot destination for the film stars, cricket stars, industrialists. One after another VVIPs and VIPs have landed at the Indira Gandhi Atheletic Stadium in Sarusajai on Monday afternoon.

Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar arrived in the city as his team Kerala Blasters are taking on John Abraham’s highlanders who landed in Guwahati in the wee hours. Accompanied by Anjali Tendulkar, the master blaster landed in the city by a chartered flight at 2-30 in the afternoon to enjoy the second ISL match from 7 in the evening.

This would be followed by the arrival of Reliance head Mukesh Ambani. Accompanied by his wife ISL chairperson Nita Ambani and son, arrived in the city at 3-30 in the afternoon through their own flight.

Another person in the schedule is none other than Amitabh Bachchan who arrived in Guwahati in the afternoon along with his son Abhisekh to enjoy the ISL match slated to begin at 7 in the evening. This is apart from the arrival of world championship boxer Mary Kom.   

The Kerala Blasters are taking on the highlanders named as Eight One United a day after Saurav Ganguly’s Kolkata team defeated the Mumbai counters.  


Unprecedented flood havoc in Dibrugarh

31 Aug 2015 - 8:46am | AT News

Flood water wreaks unprecedented havoc in Dibrugarh where the entire town has been submerged on Monday following the incessant rains during the last couple of days.

The river Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level where the surging waters have spilled into all the roads and lanes disrupting the surface communication in the entire town. 

The flood waters have forced DC and SP to take shelter in the circuit house on Sunday. Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s residence along with MLA Prasanta Phukan’s residence has come under the surging waters of the mighty rivers.

The scene would be more grave if the rains refuse to halt.  The Mohanbari airport authority has rescheduled timings apprehending flood on the runway.