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Cong shows no hurry on deciding fate of Chavan; Kharge calls for unity in Assam

Cong shows no hurry on deciding fate of Chavan; Kharge calls for unity in Assam
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The party has already ruled out replacing chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Haryana, which was one of the three states where a shake-up was proposed to make the party fighting fit and quell rebellion within state Congress units.

At the AICC briefing, the refrain of party spokesperson Shobha Oza was merely that ‘everything is under deliberation’.

‘There is still time for assembly elections in Assam, so it won’t be a problem if some changes are made there whereas, in Haryana and Maharashtra, the state elections are just a few months away,’ another senior party functionary said on the condition of anonymity.

Another leader said that so far no decision has been taken about sending any observer to Maharashtra.

The leader also indicated that before the incumbent Gogoi is replaced in Assam, a consensus needs to be built on the next head of the government.

He suggested that unanimity of support for Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has led a two- year-long dissidence with the backing of 45 MLAs, was not happening.

Kharge is separately meeting the Congress MLA and MPs on the dissidence issue tonight after he addressed a meeting at the APCC headquarters, Rajib Bhaban here.
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