Skip to content Skip to navigation

Cong to get prepared for snap polls

Assam Congress virtually gets ready for mid term Lok Sabha polls and will soon draw up its strategies to steal the show.

Speaking to Assam Times, party’s senior leaders here say the rural body polls slated for December will be a spadework for the Lok Sabha polls for the party.

“We are in touch with the party’s top leaders and will draw up Lok Sabha poll strategies once we receive green signal from the party high command,” they say.

In yet another development, Assam Chief Minister has asked the party men to get themselves prepared for the Lok Sabha poll saying it may be a mid term one.

Addressing a the party office bearers in blocks and districts in the city here recently, Mr Gogoi has said Lok Sabha polls may be held any time in 2008 given the uneasy relationship between the Left parties and the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre on the Indo-US nuclear deal.

“I have already told the AICC president and UPA chaiperson Sonia Gandhi that we are getting ready for Lok Sabha polls. Therefore, the spadework should begin right from the panchayat polls,” said Mr Gogoi.
Author info

pbaruah's picture

Add new comment

Random Stories

Bihu Celebration at Pune

26 Apr 2017 - 12:15pm | Pranjal Saikia
Assamese people residing in Pune witnessed a wonderful evening on 23rd April 2017, with the celebration of Rongali Bihu at the beautiful Kalpataru Hall, Pune. It was organized under the banner of “...

Hagrama alleges third party involvement in Udalguri, Darrang

6 Oct 2008 - 1:25pm | editor
BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary alleges involvement of third force in the communal flare-up in Udalguri and Darrang district of lower Assam. Talking to a private news channel, Mohilary said the...

Four new books released at “Syed Abdul Malik Khetra”

26 Jan 2012 - 5:04pm | editor
The Premier Publication Group, Jorhat has released four Assamese books at Syed Abdul Malik Khetra recently. These are, “Ulot-Palot Kothar Malita of Champa Neog, “Atitor Bukut Rongeen...

Assam Association, Delhi celebrates Magh Bihu

16 Jan 2012 - 4:12pm | Manoj Kumar Das
Assam Association, Delhi celebrated Magh Bihu, the harvest festival of Assam, which marks the end of the harvesting season, and ushering in of the Spring, with a day long programme at the Central...

Other Contents by Author

Boxed by circumstances, the Assam government has come up with a slew of measures to deal with the infiltration from across the porous Indo-Bangla border. These include detention camp in the border areas and finger-printing of the Bangladeshis.Addressing a pres conference on Friday in Guwahati, Chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the government will set up two foreigner detention camps along the Bangladesh border. He said similar camps would also come up in Mancachar in Dhubri district and Mohisasur in Karimganj district for those declared immigrants by the detection tribunals.Gogoi said a central team on border management which visited the boundaries in Kariumganj district has suggested some...
Dreaded ULFA leader, Ramu Singh, Sergeant Major belong to 28th battalion (D Company) apprehended during a joint operation by Army 318 field regiment and Sivasagar Police in Bokota area with along with his wife and 3-months-old child. Details awaited.
Several activists of the All Assam Koch Rajbanshi Students Union of Biswajit faction have been arrested on Friday while they were staging fast unto death demanding a separate Kamatapur. The student body has called for one thousand hour Kamatapur bandh from sixteenth of December in protest against the arrest.The activists of Biswajit faction of the All Assam Koch Rajbanshi Students Union was staging fast unto death. They dropped the demand for schedule tribe status and instead reiterated a separate Kamatapur to uplift their social, political and economic conditions. But it was not allowed by the police to carry on citing the promulgation of the 144CRPC—clamped in the city following the...
The embattled Rabha organisations have withdrawn the 48 hour National Highway bandh they called for in protest against the move to hold panchayat polls in the areas falling under the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council. The decision was taken following the government’s reported move to stall the poll process in these areas.
The National Security Guards officials will assist the probe into the blast that cracked the New Delhi bound Rajdhani Express at the dead of the night on Wednesday by the Assam Adivasi Liberation Army leaving five people killed and four others injured in between Naojan and Chungajan.Confirming this in New Delhi officials with the Union home ministry say the NSG officials are leaving for the blast site on Friday to assist the probe which began a few hours after the militants triggered the blast on the railway tract by remote control.Sources further inform that the North east Frontier Railway authorities will arrange security arrangement in all the North East bound trains to ensure safety to...
Come December 31. The weather is agog with festivities inside the Guwahati IIT campus.The region’s premier institute of science and technology making brisk preparations to host Alcheringa,08, the name of an event which is more than a cultural festival.Speaking to Assam Times, the celebration committee of this maiden event which will end on February 8, 2008 at the Guwahati IIT say, “we have evolved it in a brand of nation repute & recognition adorned with an aura of excellence.“Today in its 12th edition,the brand stand as the torchbearer of the sprit of youth in the North East.”They say for the wannabe fashion designers or supermodels, hot couture is all where they...
Two sons of Haflong MLA and former minister Govinda Chandra Langthasa escaped a broad day light bid on life by a hair’s breath on Thursday.According to information, a driver of his convoy was left dead and two security personnel have been injured in the attack by some suspected Black Widow militants.The militants ambushed at Mr Langthasa’s family convoy on the way to Guwahati as soon as it reached the spot, at around 12-30 noon, at a distance from 16 km from Haflong.The militants, started indiscriminate firing leaving no chance for the security personnel to retaliate immediately.The driver was left spot dead but the security guard and the two sons managed to escape unhurt.Top...
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is ready to help to Swedish, Swiss and Irish authorities if they evince keen interest to invest in Assam.Mr Gogoi disclosed it to Deputy Chief Missions of the these three countries while they called on him recently at his office chamber.The Chief Minister apprised these three people-- Deputy Chief Missions of Sweden, Switzerland and Ireland respectively Anderf Fjoberg, Olaf Kjelsen and Pat Bourne of the potential in tourism, hydroelectric power, solar energy, waterways, herbal medicine etc sectors of the state.According to official sources here, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have also shown interest in making investment in the State, Mr Gogoi informed...
The Regional Science Centre, Guwahati is organising a State level Students’ Science Fair, 2007 from December 20–22 on the topic – ‘Science and Technology and Planet Earth’ in collaboration with the Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam.According to information, two models, each presented by two students upto class XII (a maximum of four students from a district) selected in the district level fair conducted by District Inspector of Schools can participate.The last date of receiving names of the students along with the projects has been fixed as December 15.
The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) is striking a deal with the BJP to form a coalition North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC .Speaking to assamtimes over telephone from Haflong, ASDC leaders they are in talks with the BJP leaders in Guwahati to finalise the roadmap.“The final picture is expected on Thursday,” they say.Notably, the Congress has been faciling humiliating defeat at the hands of ASDC and BJP combine clearing the way for a new Council led by ASDC and BJP.The Congress topgun and Haflong MLA and former minister Gobinda Chandra Langthasa and his son was defeated in the election.ASDC and BJP combine secured 20seats while Congress and independent got 3...