Assam: Congress Leader Rana Goswami Resigns Amid Speculation of Party Exit

Guwahati, 25th February: Amid swirling rumors of his potential departure from the Congress, senior leader Rana Goswami has officially tendered his resignation from the post of Upper Assam in-charge on February 25. Confirming the reports, Goswami cited “various political reasons” for his decision in a letter addressed to Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Bhupen Borah.

In the letter, Goswami expressed his resignation as the organizational in-charge of Upper Assam, covering districts like Dhemaji, North-Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, and Biswanath Chariali. While the specific reasons behind his resignation remain undisclosed, speculation suggests internal party dynamics and perceived lack of importance played a role in his decision.

Reports hinted at Goswami’s potential defection to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), fueled further by a meeting held at his Tocklai residence on February 24, where he allegedly voiced his concerns about his standing within the party. This development underscores a broader trend of Congress leaders and workers defecting to rival parties like BJP and AGP, significantly altering the state’s political landscape.

Goswami, a two-time elected member of the Assam Legislative Assembly from the Jorhat constituency, previously served as the Working President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, appointed on July 24, 2021.

While the Congress asserts its strength and readiness for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections under the INDIA alliance, the recent spate of resignations and defections paints a challenging picture for the party’s prospects in Assam.

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