The decision for the undertaking taken on a Rs 100-stamp paper was taken in a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury.
“I do swear my unqualified allegiance to Indian National Congress led by Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji and Hon’ble Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Ji.”
When asked about it, Chowdhury told Indian Express, “It is not a bond which we have forced people (to sign) to take action against them if they fail to live up to the conditions. It is more of a voluntary pledge by party. There is nothing wrong in it. I believe this is a step in the right direction to stop the malpractice.”