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Sea change in Cong poll candidates

As many as 70 per cent sitting Congress legislators will miss the assembly polls early next year. Age matters for 10 per cent of them while non performance and dissidence will matter for the remaining 60 percent sitting MLAs whom the party will not allow to contest.

According to an extensive political research conducted by Assam Times during the month of April this year, the party will field only the candidates with winning ability chance.

“Winning ability will definitely matter apart from the performance. But if performance is considered to the yardstick then 50 percent of the MLAs and minister will have to miss the bus. Party leadership have already taken it seriously,” said the research report.

Another factor that is bound the party leadership to step in with utmost care is dissidence. Ten per cent of the ministers and MLAs will have to pay heavy price.

“Ten MLAs are sure of losing the chance who have been doing dissidence to unseat Tarun Gogoi as chief minister. Five other dissident MLAs from upper Assam are not seeking Congress ticket in view of their possible migration to BJP,” said the report.

The research paper has marked 38 ministers and MLAs non performing while 24 MLAs and ministers have been marked as dissident. It further identified 15 legislators who are likely to miss the boat if age factor mattes before the Congress high command.

The news portal deployed  researchers in 126 assembly constituanties to be finalized by a team manned by 5 experts.   

On the other hand, the APCC will not allow the general secretaries to contest time. The decision was finalized when PCC president Anjan Dutta and chief minister Tarun Gogoi met Congress high command in New Delhi on Friday.

Congress members in the 14th Assam Legislative Assembly:

Assembly seat

MLA

Address

Current Status

Remark

1-RATABARI (SC)

KRIPANATH MALLAH

Bidyanagar, Karimganj

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM, Winn ability

Weakness: Non-performance

2-PATHARKANDI

MONILAL GOWALA

Shibergool, Karimganj

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM, Winn ability

Weakness: Non-performance

3-KARIMGANJ NORTH

KAMALAKHYA DEY PURKAYASTHA

Subash Nagar, Karimganj

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

4-KARIMGANJ SOUTH

SIDDEQUE AHMOD

Dhalopar, Patharkandi,
Karimganj

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

http://www.assamtimes.org/node/13547

http://www.assamtimes.org/taxonomy/term/1172

5-BADARPUR

JAMAL UDDIN AHMED

Maizdihi, Karimganj

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM, Winn ability

Weakness: Non-performance

6-HAILAKANDI

ABDUL MUHIB MAZUMDAR

Hailakandi

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor

He drafted the infamous IMDT Act.

7-KATLICHERRA

GAUTAM ROY

Hailakandi

Uncertain

Strength:Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

8-ALGAPUR

MANDIRA ROY

Hailakandi

Uncertain

Strength: Loyal to CM, Winn ability

Weakness: Non-performance, Wife of Dissidence leader Gautam Roy, Likely to be replaced by son Rahul Roy

10-SONAI

ANAMUL HAQUE

Silchar, Cachar

Uncertain

Strength:Nil

Weakness: Corruption charges

http://www.assamtribune.com..ate07

11-DHOLAI (SC)

GIRINDRA MALLIK

Dholai, Cachar

Unchanged

Strength:Nil

Weakness: Age factor, Non-performance

12-UDHARBOND

AJIT SINGH

Itkhola, Silchar

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

13-LAKHIPUR

RAJDEEP GOALA

Lakhipur, Cachar

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

14-BARKHOLA

RUMI NATH

Ambicapatty, Silchar

Uncertain

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Dissidence, Non-performance

http://www.assamtimes.org/node/13419

http://www.assamtimes.org/node/13527

16-HAFLONG (ST)

GOBINDA CH. LANGTHASA

Haflong, N.C. Hills

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor

17-BOKAJAN (ST)

KLENGDOON ENGTI

ITI Colony, Rongmongve, Karbi Anglong

Unchanged

Strength: Tribal leader

Weakness: Non-performance

18-HOWRAGHAT (ST)

KHOR SING ENGTI

Pan Engtigaon, Howraghat, Karbi Anglong

Uncertain

Strength: Tribal leader

Weakness: Non-performance, Dissidence

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/.. ./7756998.cms

19-DIPHU (ST)

BIDYA SING ENGLENG

Rongmongve, Diphu,
Karbi Anglong

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to Party

Weakness: Dissidence

20-BAITHALANGSO (ST)

DR. MANSING RONGPI

Baithalangso, Karbi Anglong

Uncertain

Strength: Tribal leader

Weakness: Non-performance, Dissidence

http://www.prokerala.com/..

25-GOLAKGANJ

ABU TAHER BEPARI

Chagolia, Golakganj,
Dhubri

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

http://www.telegraphindia.com..181.jsp

35-ABHAYAPURI SOUTH (SC)

CHANDAN KUMAR SARKAR

Abhayapuri, Bongaigaon

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Past dissident

36-DUDHNAI (ST)

SIB CHARAN BASUMATARY

Amguri, Goalpara

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performing allegations

47-CHENGA

SUKUR ALI AHMED

Pub Machchara NK, Barpeta

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performing allegations

49-CHAYGAON

REKIBUDDIN AHMED

Hatigaon (Sijubari), Guwahati

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Loss of trust in post Dissidence scenario

51-JALUKBARI

HIMANTA BISWA SARMA

Gandhi Basti, Silpukhuri, Guwahati.

Uncertain

Strength: Sharp & performing

Weakness: Dissidence, Link with BJP

http://www.assamtimes.org/node/12318

52-DISPUR

AKON BORA

Seuji Nagar, Beltola, Guwahati

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor, corruption charges

http://www.assamtribune.com/..city053

53-GAUHATI EAST

CAPTAIN ROBIN BORDOLOI

Ulubari, Guwahati.

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performing allegations, Unreliable

54-GAUHATI WEST

HEMANTA TALUKDAR

Bharalumukh, Guwahati

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

57-RANGIYA

GHANASHYAM KALITA

Rangia, Kamrup,

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM, Dutta

Weakness: Non-performing allegations

59-NALBARI

JAYANTA MALLAH BARUAH

Chandakuchi, Nalbari

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

60-BARKHETRY

DR. BHUMIDHAR BARMAN

Mukalmua, Nalbari

Uncertain

Strength: Experience, Loyal to CM

Weakness: Age factor

61-DHARMAPUR

NILAMANI SEN DEKA

Lachit Nagar, Bharalupar, Nalbari

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: C corruption charges

http://www.telegraphindia.com/

66-SIPAJHAR

BINANDA KUMAR SAIKIA

Duni, Sipajhar,Darrang

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Secret support to Dissidence

67-MANGALDOI (SC)

BASANTA DAS

Bhebarghat, Mangaldoi, Darrang

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

68-DALGAON

ILIAS ALI

Kharupetia, Darrang

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

71-DHEKIAJULI

HABUL CHAKRABORTY

Dhekiajuli.

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor

72-BARCHALLA

TANKA BAHADUR RAI

Nam Bogoribari (Singri), Natun Sirajuli,
Sonitpur

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor

73-TEZPUR

RAJEN BORTHAKUR

Haleswar, Sonitpur

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

74-RANGAPARA

BHIMANANDA TANTI

Namanigaon, Rangapara, Sonitpur

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor

77-BEHALI

PALLAB LOCHAN DAS

Pabhoi, Biswanath Chariali

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

78-GOHPUR

MONIKA BORA

Barigaon, Gohpur

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Lack of public support

79-JAGIROAD (SC)

BIBEKANANDA DALAI

Ward No. 6, Morigaon Town

Unchanged

Strength: Tribal leader

Weakness: Non-performance

80-MORIGAON

JON JONALI BARUAH

Rajagaon, Morigaon

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

81-LAHARIGHAT

DR. NAZRUL ISLAM

Mairabari, Marigaon

Uncertain

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance, Failure to deal with price rise

82-RAHA (SC)

PIJUSH HAZARIKA

Garhmari, Raha, Nagaon

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

84-BATADROBA

GAUTAM BORA

Ratnanagar, Dhing Town, Nagaon

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

86-NAWGONG

DR. DURLAV CHANDRA CHAMUA

Jalahgaon, Nagaon

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance, Lack of public support

88-SAMAGURI

ROCKYBUL HUSSAIN

Nagaon

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Failure to rein in poachers, Corruption charges

91-HOJAI

ARDHENDU KUMAR DEY

Hojai Town, Nagaon

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence, corruption charges

93-BOKAKHAT

ARUN PHUKAN

Kalyanpur, Bokakhat

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance, Age factor

94-SARUPATHAR

AKLIUS TIRKEY

Soriakhat, Morongi,
Golaghat

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

95-GOLAGHAT

AJANTA NEOG

Baruah Gaon, Golaghat

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: No touch with grassroot level

96-KHUMTAI

BISMITA GOGOI

Khumtai, Golaghat

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

97-DERGAON (SC)

AROTI HAZARIKA KACHARI

Dergaon 3rd Gate, Jorhat

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

98-JORHAT

RANA GOSWAMI

Tocklai, Jorhat

Unchanged

Strength: Close to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

99-MAJULI (ST)

RAJIB LOCHAN PEGU

Jengraimukh, Majuli

Unchanged

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Corruption charges, Non-performance

100-TITABAR

TARUN GOGOI

Nazir Ali, Jorhat

Uncertain

Strength: Seasoned leader

Weakness: Age factor

101-MARIANI

RUPJYOTI KURMI

Cinnamara, Jorhat

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence, Criminal cases, failure to deal with border issues

102-TEOK

MEMBAR GOGOI

Na-Ali, Jorhat

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor, Non-performance

103-AMGURI

ANJAN DUTTA

Amguri Town, Sivasagar

Uncertain

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Saradha-factor

104-NAZIRA

DEBO BRATA SAIKIA

Borduarmukh, Simaluguri Town

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

105-MAHMARA

SARAT SAIKIA

Moran, Sivasagar

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

106-SONARI

SARAT BORKATAKY

Sonari, Sivasagar

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor

107-THOWRA

SUSHANTA BORGOHAIN

Ushapur, Moranhat

Unchanged

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance, out of reach from grassroot level

108-SIBSAGAR

PRANAB KUMAR GOGOI

Red Cross Road, Sivasagar

Uncertain

Strength: Media glare

Weakness: Age factor, Non-performance

109-BIHPURIA

BHUPEN KUMAR BORAH

Naoboicha,
North Lakhimpur

Uncertain

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

110-NAOBOICHA

SANJAY RAJ SUBBA

Harmoti, Lakhimpur

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance, Out of reach from grassroot level

113-DHEMAJI (ST)

SUMITRA DOLEY PATIR

Gogamukh, Dhemaji

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence, Non-performance

114-JONAI (ST)

PRADAN BARUA

Silapathar, Dhemaji

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence, In touch with BJP

115-MORAN

JIBON TARA GHATOWAR

Ushapur, Moranhat

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Dissidence

117-LAHOWAL

PRITHIBI MAJHI

Barbaruah, Dibrugarh

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor, Non-performance, corruption charges

118-DULIAJAN

AMIYA GOGOI

Duliajan, Bamhukuta Goan, Dibrugarh

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor, Non-performance

119-TINGKHONG

ATUWA MUNDA

Joya Nagar, Moran

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Non-performance

Minister in Assam violates law by entering Kaziranga with weapon

http://www.indileak.com/../

Villagers direct ire at Gogoi government

http://www.sentinelassam.com/..1

120-NAHARKATIA

PRANATI PHUKAN

Salibasa, Dibrugarh

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

Their abysmal performance disappoints the public

http://www.sentinelassam.com/..1

14 Ministers resign for reconstitution of Cabinet in Assam

http://mail.dailypioneer.com/n..html

121-CHABUA

RAJU SAHU

Tinsukia

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

Slain CPI-ML leader’s kin file FIR against Cong MLA

http://manoj56.rssing.com/c..html

Action against Bolin, Raju!

http://www.assamtimes.org/node/10400

122-TINSUKIA

RAJENDRA PRASAD SINGH

Radha Nagar, Bordubi,
Tinsukia

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Non-performance

Allegations against Tinsukia MLA Singh

http://www.sentinelassam.com/...htm

123-DIGBOI

RAMESWAR DHANOWAR

Digboi, Tinsukia

Uncertain

Strength: Nil

Weakness: Age factor, Dissidence

124-MARGHERITA

PRADYUT BORDOLOI

B.K. Chetia Path, (Segunbari),
Margherita

Unchanged

Strength: Loyal to CM

Weakness: Under performance

KMSS seeks minister removal http://www.telegraphindia.com/..jsp

Ministers quit to clear decks for rejig

http://www.telegraphindia.com/..jsp

AASU burns Pradyut Bordoloi’s effigy

http://www.sentinelassam.com/..=1

126-SADIYA

BOLIN CHETIA

Makum Joyti Nagar Tinsukia

Uncertain

Strength: Nil
Weakness: Dissidence, Corruption

Bolin Chetia should apologize before the people of Assam

http://www.sentinelassam.com/..1

BOLIN CHETIA VS. JAGADISH BHUYAN

http://www.the-laws.com/..0

Bolin Chetia vs Jogadish Bhuyan & Ors on 11 March, 2005

http://indiankanoon.org/doc/1305732

Akhil Gogoi on Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bolin Chetia

http://www.sentinelassam.com/..66

Action against Bolin, Raju!

http://www.assamtimes.org/node/10400

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