GUWAHATI, July 24 � Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Bhubaneswar Kalita today said that tendering of resignation by Himanta Biswa Sarma bypassing the Chief Minister was unconstitutional and is looked at as disregard to the decision of the party high command.
�Such an act of the MLAs led by Himanta Biswa Sarma has lowered the image of the Congress and is a breach of party discipline. We do not endorse such a step and appropriate action will be taken by the All India Congress Committee,� Kalita said at a press conference at the party headquarters here.
Kalita, who had seldom spoken on the crisis the party was going through for almost two years, today informed that he has been asked to quell the differences by speaking to all the MLAs.
�I have been speaking to Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi over the State issues. I have been asked to initiate steps to narrow down the differences among the party members,� he asserted.
He further stated that all the MLAs including those from the dissident group will meet under a common platform next month to discuss and resolve the issues.
Replying to a question, the PCC president said that he was never in the race for the post of Chief Minister and maintained that the AICC wants Gogoi to continue.
He was however confident that the ensuing budget session would pass without any hiccups when asked to comment on the issue of the dissident MLAs threatening to play the role of constructive opposition.
He has urged all the MLAs to abide by the party discipline and work unitedly against the forces of dictatorship.