Congress drops 15 MLAs
Guwahati, Mar 15 (UNI): The Congress has dropped 15 MLAs but not without the share of controversy as it announced the list for Asom putting up 120 candidates leaving only five to Bodo parties in this 126 member Asom Assembly.
A quick glance in the long list, which came out after fours days of intense lobbing first at Guwahati and then in New Delhi, suggested that Congress remained loyal to its old war horse giving more prominence to tried and tested then the new ones.
In most cases the list are on expected line except in Algapur where the Congress put up Rahul Roy, the controversial son of Asom Minister Gautam Roy. The Minister's son was accused of conspiring in the murder of political rival Putul Deb and CBI has picked up him several times for interrogation.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi shall be contesting from his home constituency of Titabor, Congress state president Bhubanshwar Kalita in Rangiya and Himanta Biswa Sharma at Jalukabari.
The ticket distribution process has once again brought back the balance of power to the old war horse as according to the Congress source, the steam from the Congress young turks were taken out by the former.
The Congress also brought back Abdul Muhib Mazumdar as their main weapon in the minority politics and he is expected to play a crucial role in the election.
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