Assam cabinet likely to be reshuffled
The Assam state government cabinet is likely to be reshuffled between August 20-25, a high-placed sources within the All India Congress Committee said Friday.
Over the issue of rift between Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and a Cabinet minister of the state government Dr Himanta Biswa Sarmah, the Congress high command had already suggested a reshuffle to the state government, the source said.
"Congress high command had issued a letter to the Assam CM and ordered the ministries to be reshuffled," a source in the AICC said.
"At least two ministers are likely to be dropped from the present cabinet," sources said.
A Congress MLA of Assam, Anjan Dutta had met AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on August 8.
Assam power minister Pradyut Bordoloi also met UPA chairman Sonia Gandhi and discussed over the present situation of the state.
AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday denied over the issue of rift between the Assam CM and a cabinet minister of the state.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Singh said that, there was no difference between CM and any other state government minister.
"Media has presented the issue," Digvijay Singh said.
The AICC general secretary visited the volatile areas of BTAD on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a meeting of Congress coordination committee was held at the Assam CM's official residence on Friday.