Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Borah

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has taken disciplinary action against its MLA Abdur Rashid Mondal and party spokesperson Romen Kumar Borthakur for their alleged involvement in ‘anti-party activities’.

In a show cause notice issued to MLA Abdur Rashid Mondal on April 4, APCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah cited Mondal’s reported deliberate violations of party discipline and participation in various anti-party activities, particularly against the party’s Dhubri Lok Sabha candidate Rakibul Hussain. The notice requests Mondal’s response within two days regarding why action should not be taken against him for repeatedly breaching party discipline and engaging in anti-party actions.

Similarly, party spokesperson Romen Kumar Borthakur has also been served a show cause notice for his purported involvement in conspiring to tarnish the party’s image and spreading false information and allegations.

This disciplinary action follows the expulsion of Maharashtra leader Sanjay Nirupam from the Congress on April 3 for his alleged indiscipline and anti-party statements.

The polling for the 14 seats in Assam will take place in three phases on April 19, April 26, and May 7, with vote counting scheduled for June 4. In the 2019 elections, the BJP secured the highest number of seats with nine, followed by the Congress with three seats, and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) winning one seat.

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