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APCC seeks Sonia�s intervention

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Nov 2 � Assam Congress on Wednesday sought its president, Sonia Gandhi�s intervention in expediting the setting up of legislative council in the State.

The Congress president assured that she would take up the issue with the concerned ministry and expedite the matter. The Congress leaders were hopeful that the Bill would be introduced during the Winter Session of the Parliament.

A delegation led by AICC general secretary in-charge for Assam, Digvijay Singh and PCC president, Bhubaneswar Kalita met the Congress president and submitted a memorandum.

PCC general secretary Dr Haren Das, who was also part of the delegation, told this newspaper that they pointed out that the resolution proposing setting up of upper house was unanimous passed by the Assam Assembly on four occasions.

The 126-member Assam Assembly, 14 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha seats cannot fulfil the political aspirations of the people of the State. The issue of reconstitution of the PCC, however, did not figure in the deliberations with the Congress president, leaders claimed. Sources said the PCC list is being finalised and likely to be announced shortly. A section of the Congress leaders are pressing for a larger body to �reward them for their contribution� in the Party�s success in the last Assembly polls. While those opposed to PCC president Kalita are seeking total revamps and a new body to replace the existing PCC.

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APCC seeks Sonia�s intervention

NEW DELHI, Nov 2 � Assam Congress on Wednesday sought its president, Sonia Gandhi�s intervention in expediting the setting up of legislative council in the State.

The Congress president assured that she would take up the issue with the concerned ministry and expedite the matter. The Congress leaders were hopeful that the Bill would be introduced during the Winter Session of the Parliament.

A delegation led by AICC general secretary in-charge for Assam, Digvijay Singh and PCC president, Bhubaneswar Kalita met the Congress president and submitted a memorandum.

PCC general secretary Dr Haren Das, who was also part of the delegation, told this newspaper that they pointed out that the resolution proposing setting up of upper house was unanimous passed by the Assam Assembly on four occasions.

The 126-member Assam Assembly, 14 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha seats cannot fulfil the political aspirations of the people of the State. The issue of reconstitution of the PCC, however, did not figure in the deliberations with the Congress president, leaders claimed. Sources said the PCC list is being finalised and likely to be announced shortly. A section of the Congress leaders are pressing for a larger body to �reward them for their contribution� in the Party�s success in the last Assembly polls. While those opposed to PCC president Kalita are seeking total revamps and a new body to replace the existing PCC.