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Sangma, Khandu, Gogoi, Gamlin...: Dynastic Clouds Loom Over The Seven Sisters

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Sangma, Khandu, Gogoi, Gamlin...: Dynastic Clouds Loom Over The Seven Sisters

Young leaders jump ship regularly, as every party tries to keep it in the family

Dynasts: Tarun Gogoi Photo: Getty Images

When Ghulam Nabi Azad quit the Congress on August 26, Ass­am Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that Azad’s resignat­ion letter was similar to the one he had written seven years earlier.

Azad was a senior member of the Con­g­r­ess and served as the Leader of the Opp­o­s­ition in the Rajya Sabha till February 15, 2021. He had also been the minister of health and family welfare in former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s government from 2009 to 2014. His resign­a­­tion letter castigated the top lea­dership of the party, especially former president Rahul Gandhi, for lack of vision.

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