Congress to move Manmohan Singh from Assam

The Congress does not have the numbers in the Assam Assembly to secure a win for Dr. “We don’t have the numbers on our own and it is not advisable to field a leader of such senior stature when our numbers are not certain,” said Debabrata Saikia, leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the Assam Assembly. Singh has represented Assam in the Rajya Sabha and officially has been a tenant in a Guwahati house that belongs to Mr. Singh is also registered as a voter in Guwahati and voted there during the Lok Sabha election held on April 23. Though there is no official word on a Congress-DMK deal, there are reports that the DMK had offered one Rajya Sabha seat to the Congress as part of the Lok Sabha alliance pact.

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