The ruling Congress in Assam is facing problems from the "deprived party workers" ahead of Panchayat poll in the state to be held in three phases from Jan 30.
The "deprived" Congress workers of Hajo, Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Dhemaji and Chabua came out in defiance of the party leadership in the selection of the party candidate list for the poll on Wednesday.
Thousands of party workers gheraoed Congress headquarters Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Chabua and alleged money transactions in the preparation of the list.
In Lakhimpur, the rebel party workers burnt the effigy of the Union Minister and Member of Parliament Rani Narah.
In Tezpur, a section of Congress workers reportedly assaulted a veteran party leader Hiranya Bora.
On other hand, the candidates of Congress, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and the CPI had filed their nominations on Wednesday for the first phase poll on Jan 30.