The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee 2021 (PCC) has served a show-cause notice on 212 party workers including several leaders who were allegedly have found indulging in anti-party activities in the last assembly election.
The Assam Pradesh Congress committee alleged that several former MPs and MLAs, besides many AICC, Assam, district, and block-level committee members worked against the interest of the Congress candidates. Those leaders who didn’t get tickets to the contest took out their anger on the selected candidates and helped, directly and indirectly, the rival candidates to win the election.
15 district congress committees have submitted their complaints with documentary evidence, following which the Assam Pradesh Congress committee members constituted a high-level inquiry committee to look into the matter. It has issued the show-cause notice.
MLA Bharat Chandra Narah, who is the chairman of the disciplinary action committee, said, “In the show-cause notice, the recipients have been asked to justify their anti-party actions, highlighting the cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against them by the committee, within a period of 15 days. Copies of the allegations will be attached with the show-cause notices.”
The highest, 51 show-cause notices have been served on congress workers in Lakhimpur. Apart from that, Dhubri, where the minority community is determining factor and other districts where the anti-party activities allegedly cropped up are Karimganj, Tinsukia, and Kamrup.
On Thursday, in a news conference, Narah said that criticism of the candidates was directly done to ensure their defeat. “These Congress members will be summoned if needed,” Narah said.
“The Assam PCC will decide on the quantum of punishment but the disciplinary action committee will give its recommendations. If the allegations are proved, Assam PCC will write to the Congress high command.” Narah said, adding that the new Assam PCC president, Bhupen Borah is firm on taking action against the indiscipline workers.