Elections have been held for 2 Rajya Sabha seats in Assam, out of which Congress may have received one. He had additionally nominated his former state president Ripun Bora as a candidate. However Congress has not made any effort to win this seat. Suppose, what was the trouble made to avoid wasting one seat in Gujarat 4 years in the past. Congress MLAs from Gujarat have been taken to a resort in Karnataka and have been being monitored by DK Shivakumar. On the day of polling, all of the MLAs have been dropped at Gujarat and all of the MLAs solid their votes below the supervision of Shakti Singh Gohil. The then Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel was capable of win that seat by a really slender margin in a good contest.
The query is, why did the Congress not make such or any effort in Assam? The time the BJP fielded its ally UPPL candidate within the second seat, the Congress ought to have been alerted. Congress would take away its MLAs from there or make senior celebration leaders sit in Guwahati. However no person took any curiosity in it. Suppose, Congress is constantly shedding its seats within the Rajya Sabha, but no try has been made to avoid wasting a seat.
The Congress has 27 seats within the state’s 126-member meeting. It had the help of 1 MLA every from CPM and Raijor Dal and 15 MLAs of AIUDF. Thus he had 44 votes and wanted 43 votes to win a seat. Had Congress labored onerous, it may have gotten this seat. However Congress surrendered and received solely 35 votes. The Congress has given all India duty to Gaurav Gogoi, son of Tarun Gogoi, however he too was nowhere to be seen. Himanta Biswa Sarma has given a giant blow to the Congress by profitable the second seat.