1. Bhupen Borah, Assam Congress leader, criticizes former youth leader Angkita Dutta for obstructing Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
2. Dutta is accused of aligning with the BJP and seeking police assistance to protest against Gandhi’s yatra.
3. Borah asserts that Dutta’s actions led to her expulsion from the Congress party.
Guwahati, Jan 27: In a recent political development in Assam, Congress leader Bhupen Borah criticized former youth leader Angkita Dutta for allegedly attempting to obstruct Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in the state.
Borah accused Dutta of aligning with the BJP and using police assistance to protest against Gandhi’s yatra, prompting her expulsion from the Congress party.
Addressing the media, Bhupen Borah emphasized the expulsion of Angkita Dutta from the Congress party, questioning her association with Congress after being removed. He accused her of collaborating with the BJP to disrupt Rahul Gandhi’s yatra, alleging anti-party activities.
Borah also discussed the case of former Congress leader Bismita Gogoi, who declined an invitation to lead the state Congress Mahila unit, citing previous electoral defeats.
Borah asserted that he would seek legal advice in response to a summon notice from Jorhat police related to a case registered against him during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
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Regarding the INDI bloc, Bhupen Borah expressed satisfaction with the understanding in Assam.
However, he raised concerns about the relationship between Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee, questioning the significance of a healthy alliance with TMC leader Ripun Bora in Assam if the equation between Gandhi and Banerjee is not harmonious.
The political drama unfolded on January 18 during Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Assam when Angkita Dutta, an expelled Congress member, staged a protest in Sivasagar district’s Amguri town.
Her demonstration sought justice for her expulsion, citing allegations of harassment against National Youth Congress president Srinivas BV during her tenure as the president of Assam Youth Congress.
In response, Bhupen Kumar Borah provided his perspective, stating that Dutta initially agreed to address her concerns within the party but later filed a formal complaint, influenced by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Borah characterized Dutta’s actions as anti-party, suggesting an attempt to disrupt Rahul Gandhi’s yatra rather than seeking straightforward justice.