Jorhat has become a part the All India Professional Congress with the district Lok Sabha chapter being formed with Gayatri Handique, daughter of former Union Minister and five-time Congress MP (late) Bijoy Krishna Handique as president, All India Professional Congress and advocate Biswajyoti Saikia as secretary.
The Jorhat chapter was started last month.
The AIPC, which is viewed as the think tank of the All India Congress Committee, is a new department of the Indian National Congress party headed by Shashi Tharoor, Congress Lok Sabha MP of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Addressing media persons at the Jorhat Press Club here on Friday, Handique, a member of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, said that the AIPC was launched in July last year with an aim to build a platform for bringing professionals from different fields together to the political domain.
Handique said that in the process of connecting the professionals from diverse fields and collecting their opinions on different issues a vibrant community-building effort would be initiated.
Handique said that the platform would enable the professionals from various fields to share their expertise for the betterment of the society by preparing plans to tackle the challenges and would also contribute to the Congress party in its policy-making process and in preparing election manifestos by providing feedback of the people on different subject matters.
The professionals joining the APSC need not to be members of the Congress party.
Biswajyoti Saikia said that in Assam, the AIPC was headed by Bolin Bordoloi and all 14 Lok Sabha constituencies would open a chapter.
He said that the platform would from time to time interact with the general people and discuss contemporary issues.
Saikia also said he himself was not a member of the Congress party but was attracted to join by the objective to work for the welfare of the community.