Ripun Bora appointed Assam Congress chief

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed Ripun Bora as president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).

Bora has been appointed following the death of former Congress state unit president Anjan Dutta, who died following cardiac arrest in New Delhi on June 16.

“Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Ripun Bora as president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) with immediate effect,” said a statement released by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi.

Bora was the acting president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee. He is a former minister in Assam government and currently a Rajya Sabha member from Assam.

Anjan Dutta, a former transport minister of Assam and three-time legislator from the Amguri constituency, had undergone treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi under pulmonary medicine expert Randeep Guleria.

–IANS

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