NEW DELHI/GUWAHATI, July 10 � After a brief lull, dissident activities in the Assam Congress Legislature Party (ACLP) have cropped up again, with the dissidents threatening to boycott the ensuing Budget Session of the State Assembly.
While the AICC seems to be in no hurry to contain the political crisis in Assam, the State leaders are getting jittery. AICC secretary Bhupen Bora today met senior leader AK Antony and general secretary Mukul Wasnik to apprise them of the latest developments in Assam.
Sources said that if the party high command fails to take any decision soon, the dissident legislators may boycott the Assembly session, which begins on August 4. The dissidents may also visit New Delhi to put pressure on the party high command to change the leader of the ACLP, sources added.
Bora had yesterday met Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political crisis with him. He told newsmen that the political situation in Assam has turned from bad to worse and even a section of the ministers are threatening to stage demonstrations in front of Rahul Gandhi�s house.
Dissident sources said the performance of the Assam Government was affected because of the present impasse and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not hold even a single Cabinet meeting since the last Lok Sabha polls. As a result, a number of proposals of various departments are pending.
AICC sources indicated that Gogoi�s position is getting weaker by the day and he is currently standing on a very weak wicket. The problem for the AICC is that it has been unable to find an alternative to Gogoi and is reportedly still searching for a suitable leader keeping all equations, including caste, religious, social and other groups, in mind.
The rebels have upped the ante and called for Gogoi�s removal, projecting Himanta Biswa Sarma for the post of CM.