Assam Congress today denied reports that its leader Sushmita Dev resigned from the party after she left a meeting on seat sharing for the national elections.
“It has come to the attention of the Assam Pradesh Congressional Committee that speculative news about the resignation of President, All India Mahila Congress Sushmita Dev is making the rounds on television and on web portals. of the party, ”Congresswoman Bobbeeta Sharma said in a statement.
Earlier, Ms Dev left a congressional meeting on the selection of candidates for a hotel in Guwahati, party sources said.
Supporters of his party in the hometown of Barak Valley protested against congressional leaders who supported the allocation of more seats to ally AIUDF in the Barak Valley.
The “Mahajoth” or great alliance led by Congress has AIUDF, BPF, CPI (M), CPI, CPI (ML) and Anchalik Gana Morcha as its constituents.
The three districts – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – of the Barak Valley in southern Assam which borders Bangladesh have a predominantly Bengali population, religiously divided between Hindus and Bengali speaking Muslims.
While the BJP had always had the upper hand in the town of Silchar, the nerve center of Barak Valley, the rest of the valley had an affinity first with the AIUDF and then with Congress.
The AIUDF led by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal is historically popular among Bengali speaking Muslims in the Chhar regions of western Assam and in the Barak Valley. Congress is engaged in heated discussions to satisfy its own party workers, as many have worked in this region since the days of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
MS Dev’s father Santosh Mohan Dev, a prominent local figure, represented Silchar, the same his daughter represents today, since 1980 and was a minister in the cabinet of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Sources said Ms Dev said if there were any differences she was sure those would be resolved soon.