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Amid simmering dissidence within the Congress Legislative party, a senior party leader has slammed a section of ministers and MLAs for demanding removal of Tarun Gogoi as chief minister saying that the party won’t allow them to do it.

In an exclusive interview with Assam Times, senior Congress leader Ripun Bora said that the party high command should not favour the dissident ministers ad MLAs.

The former education minister said that the demand for Gogoi’s removal as chief minister is not justified and that he should be allowed to continue as chief minister till the next assembly polls.

“A real Congressman can never think of floating a new party only for becoming the chief minister,” Bora told Assam Times in the sidelines of a function in Bajali on Thursday.

He said the dissident camp would not be able to dethrone Gogoi as chief minister who enjoys a separate degree of veneration in AICC.

“He commands respect as the three time chief minister and his fate cannot be decided by a handful of ministers and MLAs,” said the former education minister.

Bora’s comment assumes significance hours after the dissident ministers and MLAs threaten to take a drastic step if party high command fails to dislodge Tarun Gogoi as chief minister by Saturday.

Addressing a press conference in Dispur on Thursday, they said that they have been waiting for the party high command’s response to their demands. They claimed that they have support of 40 legislators against Tarun Gogoi as chief minister.


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EMFA meeting at press club

19 Dec 2010 - 12:23am | editor

The Electronic Media Forum Assam has instituted an annual EMFA Awards for electronic media professionals in Assam. The categories of awards will include ‘Best Story of the Year’, ‘Best Development Story’ and ‘Best Environmental Story.’ The formal announcements regarding the details of the awards will be made on December 19 at 11 am in Guwahati Press club.

On the occasion the executive committee of the forum will also be formed, stated in a release issued by the conveners (Nava Thakuria, Pranjit Saikia and Bimal Ghosh) of the forum.

BPF burns copies of vernacular newspaper

8 Jan 2016 - 6:20pm | Hantigiri Narzary

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BPF activist and supporters shouted slogans against daily newspaper and burnt the copies of daily newspaper at JD Road near Bajwi Hotel in Kokrajhar and Bazar Road at Salakati today. The party has slammed the daily newspaper for unwanted reports about rift in between Mohilary and Brahma, which was very unwanted remarks for the party. Party has claimed that party was not rift in its position and working in a unity strength.

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127th Bir Tikendrajit Martyrs Day to be celebrated at Hojai.

10 Aug 2018 - 3:22pm | Nikhil Mundra

Hojai:- "Assam Pradesh ManipurI Association(APMA) is going to commemorate 127th Bir Tikendrajit Martyrs Day  in befitting manner with one day long activity in Hojai on upcoming 13th August." said President of APMA Advocate Yumnam Nayan Singha while addressing a Press Conference on Thursday at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhawan at New Market in Hojai.

He shared the objective behind observance of this event is preservation of National Peace,Progress and Integrity comprising  all the multi-linguistic religious groups of the people of our country. Also, everyone present will observe "Meira-Katpa" at 5:00 PM as a mark of due respect to the patriotic ideals of the departed soul.

General Secretary Laitonjam Akham informed about the scheduled programme and the guest wgo are going to grace the occasion.

The programme will began at morning 7:30 am at Manipuri Sahitya Parishad Bhawan campus with Flag Hoisting by Y Nayan Singha,President of APMA, at 8:00 am Saheed-Tarpan, at 9:00 am a peace rally will be marched out in the town, from afternoon 1:30 onwards open session will began.

Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh,IPS will grace the occasion as Chief Guest,  Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain will grace as Special Guest Of Honour along with other guest of honours and special invitees.

At 6:30 pm Cultural Programme will be inaugurated by MLA of Hojai Shiladitya Deb followed by  cultural programme by Cultural Troupe from Manipur,Imphal.