NEW DELHI, June 5 � In a bid to end the political crisis in Assam, a delegation of AICC leaders is likely to rush to Guwahati over the weekend to meet the MLAs belonging to both the factions.
However, a meeting convened by AICC observer Ghulam Nabi Azad this afternoon to firm up the schedule had to be postponed because PCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita was not in Delhi.
Meanwhile, talking to this newspaper, State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that they are expecting the team of observers that includes Dr CP Joshi to reach Guwahati on June 7-8 to assess the ground situation in the State. A meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) is likely to be called on the leadership issue,� he said.
However, it has been independently verified that the rebel group has, till the time of filing of this report, not given any petition seeking a meeting of the CLP to the Chief Minister.
As reported, the Chief Minister had argued that the CLP meeting cannot be convened on the basis of verbal demands but only on written applications.
A senior party leader, who was present at the meeting on Tuesday, confirmed that the issue of convening a CLP meeting did not figure. However, he added that the Chief Minister was advised to open channel of communication with the rival faction to gauge their mood.
According to sources, the team of AICC observers are likely to talk to the MLAs, possibly individually, to make an independent assessment.
They are also likely to deliberate with Gogoi�s group, sources said.
Meanwhile, Himanta Biswa Sarma has clarified that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has not called him, as reported by this newspaper.