Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Bhubaneswar Kalita on Thursday termed former Education minister and dissident leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meeting the Governor to submit his resignation as "against the party constitution".
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday denied that he had suggested reshuffle of his ministry after every four months as alleged by dissident minister Himanta Biswa Sarma after tendering his resignation to Governor J B Patnaik here today.
The political crisis in Assam further deepened when 32 Congress MLAs led by State`s Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quit on Monday demanding the immediate ouster of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
The Assam unit of the Congress party is apparently divided over the continuation of Tarun Gogoi as Chief Minister as over 40 dissident MLAs have threatened to dislodge him as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (ACLP) if the central leadership fails to pay heed to their demand.
Despite the Assam health minister`s announcement of a CBI probe into the murder of a post-graduate woman medical student inside the ICU of a state run hospital, its striking junior doctors refused to suspend their protest agitation till concrete steps were taken.
Stating that he faces "political pressure" while trying to improve pupil-teacher ratio in the state, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said it is a "misplaced sympathy" to talk for teachers only.
Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma hinted that that he might voluntarily relinquish his present portfolio to give way to new face after the Lok Sabha polls in a planned reshuffle of the ministerial berths.
Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday denied the allegations Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen made against him in a letter to the CBI and said he planned to send him a legal notice.