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Congress expels 13 rebel candidates in Asom

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, Mar 26 (UNI) The Congress today expelled its thirteen party members for filing nominations as independent candidates for the first phase of Asom polls.

Announcing this at a joint press conference, Congress Rajya Sabha member Dwijen Sharma and APCC media cell chairman I P Hazarika said the rebel candidates have been explled for six years for anti-party activities.

They said the party would soon approach Press Council of India (PCI) on alleged violation of guidelines laid down by the Council for reporting any issue by a section of the local media.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and party state in-charge Digvijay Singh have already issued notices to the local dailies which alleged the duos involvement in a cement scam.

The party also criticised BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu's charge that 30 per cent of Muslims in the state were Bangladeshis.


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