From our Staff Reporter
SILCHAR, Jan 23: Excise Minister Gautam Roy’s tenure in Karimganj district seems to be coming to an end after South Karimganj MLA Siddeque Ahmed raised his voice openly against him recently. This was followed by resentment expressed by former party MLA Ketaki Prasad Dutta over construction work on NH-151 which is being done under a construction firm close to Roy.
Also, it was reported that hard-core anti-Roy Zila Parishad Chairman Mantaj Ali was scheduled to visit Delhi for releasing a fund with Abdul Ajij, who was fielded by Roy to defeat Ali in the dramatic no-confidence motion against the chairman. But Ajij off late was reported to change his stance.
It was further reported that with the Assembly election round the corner, observers were of the view that Roy might field some of his chosen candidates from outside Karimganj to which Dutta clarified that if such a thing happens, he would clearly revolt. THE SENTINEL