Ahead of the ensuing Assam Assembly elections, Digboi’s Congress leader Gautam Dhanowar on Thursday resigned from the primary membership of the party after denial of ticket for the Digboi Assembly seat.

Gautam Dhanowar is the son of former Congress minister and eight-term Digboi MLA Rameswar Dhanowar.

However, His brother Manoj Dhanowar has received ticket for the Lahowal Assembly seat.

On Thursday, Gautam Dhanowar resigned from the primary membership of the party. He sent a letter to the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president.

The APCC has given ticket to a young Congress leader, Sibnath Chetia to fight from the Digboi Assembly seat.

BJP’s incumbent MLA Suren Phukan has received ticket to contest for the Digboi seat for the second time.

Gautam Dhanowar in his Facebook page wrote: “I have no question regarding the MLA ticket of Digboi LAC. But I felt pain when the party  hierarchy even do not bother to seek my opinion as to include me in any discussion for making winning strategies in Digboi LAC though I held a portfolio in APCC.”

He also wrote: “Continuous meeting were  being held in Guwahati Rajiv Bhawan, regarding Digboi seat but I was neither be informed nor asked to attend the meeting by Hapjan BCC.”

Dhanowar stated, “I am a sincere and dedicated worker of Congress since my teenage. But now party didn’t need me anymore or my service.”

Digboi LAC was earlier dominated by Congress and the BJP for the first time won the seat in 2016 Assam Assembly elections.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com