The Assam Congress on November 18th, 2019, served a show-cause notice to former state Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka over his alleged remark against the Bengali community.
State Congress general secretary Ranjan Bora, in the show cause notice, said, “The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has observed you giving bytes to the electronic media on November 17th, 2019. You made remarks against the Bengali community in the interview. This is against the ideology and principles of the Congress which is the oldest political party of the country. This has sparked reactions among the community in both Brahmaputra and Barak valley.”
Bora further mentioned in the notice that Deka has tried to break the image of the party which is not ‘tolerable’.
The state Congress, hence, asked Deka to reply to the show-cause notice within three days.
It may be mentioned that the state Congress on November 17th, 2019, issued a media dictum for the party workers asking not to speak before the press or give TV Bytes or participate in media as a panellist except APCC notified leaders. As per the notice, the APCC notified senior spokesperson; spokesperson and media panellists can address the media and represent the party discussions in various media houses only with prior intimation to state president or chairman of the media cell, APCC.
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