'Why was the name of Guwahati made North East United FC?' - Ankur Dutta

In a statement that is surely set to rake up a war of words and opinions soon, the Secretary of the Assam Football Association Ankur Dutta, has expressed his displeasure at the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise from the city being named ‘North Eastern United’ and not after the city of  Guwahati, where it is based.
"The Assam government has spent more than Rs. 12 crore in refurbishment of the infrastructure in Guwahati so that the ISL team can be based in the city. So, Guwahati's name should have been reflected in the name of the club," opined a piqued Dutta, to the PTI.
"I have no problems with John Abraham's idea of the team being projected to represent the entire North East region. But with Assam government spending tax-payers money for the benefit of the team, then I feel it is also necessary to reflect Guwahati in the name of the team," explained the official.
Dutta further added, "The names of two teams of ISL have been announced. In both the teams, Kerala Blaster FC and Atletico de Kolkata the name of the home city or the state is being mentioned. Then why not in the case of Guwahati franchise?"
"When tender for franchises was floated by IMG-Reliance, it said Guwahati franchise or Kolkata or Kochi franchise. Then, why was the name of Guwahati franchise made North East United FC? I am going to write to IMG-Reliance on this issue," revealed Dutta, an executive committee member of the All India Football Federation and vice-chairman of the I-League Committee.
I-League club Shillong Laong FC owner Larsing Ming Sawyan holds major stake in the newly floated franchise with Bollywood superstar John Abraham.
Source: Goal.com