Rajib Lochan Pegu quits party


Erosion in Congress Continues: Rajib Lochan Pegu quits party

GUWAHATI: Erosion continued in Assam Congress as the national party’s Majuli unit president and senior leader Rajib Lochan Pegu has tendered his resignation from all posts of the party on Tuesday.

Pegu quit the party at a time when Majuli legislator Sarbananda Sonowal flew to New Delhi earlier on the day and likely to be inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expanded cabinet soon.

Pegu used to be believed to be joining the saffron camp soon and fight from Majuli seat in the by-election.

Correct after Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from Majuli Sarbananda Sonowal, former chief minister of Assam, left for New Delhi to meet top brass of the party for a probable position at Modi’s to-be-extended cabinet, Assam Congress’ senior leader cum Majuli president and candidate Rajib Lochan Pegu tendered his resignation from his position.

Assam is likely to go to by-polls in another two to three months for a minimum of five seats including Majuli.

Party sources said that in his resignation letter sent to the APCC chief Ripun Bora, Pegu has resigned acknowledging his moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in Majuli LAC in the recently concluded Assam meeting polls.

A couple of days back, four-time Congress MLA from Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi and woman leader Jury Sharma Bordoloi left the party and joined BJP.

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The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International


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