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High command to decide CLP leader

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 27 - The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting held today failed to arrive at a consensus on the party leader. The meeting, held in the presence of central party observers at a hotel on the city outskirts at Mirza, decided to put the matter before the party high command in Delhi for a final decision.

Congress sources said that the meeting sought the views of the party leaders, including the 26 newly elected MLAs and a few MPs present in the meeting on their choice of candidate for the CLP chief and then resolved to put the matter at the party high command�s disposal. �The high command will take the final decision based on the feedback from today�s meeting,� sources said.

The names of Rakibul Hussain and Ajanta Neog � both ministers in the previous Congress government � and legislator Debabrata Saikia were doing the rounds as the probable CLP leader.

The CLP leader would be the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly.

Today�s meeting was attended by senior AICC leaders � CP Joshi, Abinash Pandey and Ambika Soni � besides party MPs from the State and the legislators.

The causes behind the pathetic show of the Congress in the Assembly polls, as also the party�s strategy to be adopted for the future were also discussed in the meeting.

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