NEW DELHI, June 4 � The AICC is unlikely to act in a haste and has decided to adopt a wait-and-watch policy in Assam.
A senior leader of the AICC confirmed this newspaper that the talks between the Chief Minister and AICC leader have remained inconclusive and the next round is expected to be convened according to the convenience of vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
The Chief Minister, meanwhile, sought an appointment with Congress president Sonia Gandhi but could not meet her. As the entire gamut of issues were discussed threadbare only yesterday with senior leaders, the Congress president may have decided not to meet him so soon. Gogoi is expected to leave for Assam on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the senior leader who is privy to developments in Assam said that the AICC is not going to act in a hurry and is willing to wait and watch the developments. �We never act in haste,� he said.
The leader, when asked about the Chief Minister being given one week�s time to resolve the crisis or call a meeting of the CLP, rubbished the reports, stating that no such directions have been issued.
When asked about yesterday�s meeting, he declined to divulge the details but said that it was mostly a stock taking exercise and entire crisis was discussed and analysed from various angles. Perhaps, for the first time Rahul Gandhi was appraised about the state of affairs in details. The Chief Minister�s position and demands of the rebels were discussed, he added.
Sources likened the situation in Assam to a raging storm, arguing that one does not try to repair or build a new house during a storm. �Let things settle down first then we will take a call,� he said.
It has been learnt that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also reportedly called Himanta Biswa Sarma in a bid to restrain and perhaps gauge his intentions.