Assam Congress To Cut Ties With Key 'Mahajot' Allies Over 'BJP Praise'

Assam Congress has written to excessive command about their resolution to chop ties with AIUDF and BPF


The Assam Congress has determined to sever ties with two of its key allies within the state with whom the social gathering took on the BJP-led alliance on this 12 months’s meeting polls. The a lot hyped 10-party ‘Mahajot’ is all set to break down because the social gathering’s state unit division writing to the excessive command to interrupt the alliance with Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal led-AIUDF and Hagrama Mohilary’s Bodoland Peoples Front.

A core-committee assembly presided by Assam Congress President Bhupen Borah noticed that alliance accomplice AIUDF’s “continuous praise” for the BJP and the Chief Minister has baffled the members of Congress.

“The AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) leaderships’ and senior members continuously and mysteriously praising the BJP party and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has affected the public perception of the Congress party,” Congress’s chief spokesperson Bobbeeta Sharma mentioned.

“In this connection, after a long discussion, the Core Committee members of APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) unanimously decided that AIUDF can no longer remain an alliance partner of ‘Mahajot’ and in this regard will send intimation to AICC,” Ms Sharma mentioned.

She additionally mentioned that within the assembly, the dialogue was additionally held concerning the alliance with BPF (Bodoland Peoples Front).

“Since BPF had already expressed their unwillingness in various forums to remain in the ‘Mahajot’, therefore the APCC President has been given full authority to take decision on this matter and intimate the High Command,” Ms Sharma mentioned.

Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi had simply days in the past mentioned the Congress should now not be part of the alliance and as a substitute, he mentioned, should stay impartial and deal with rising stronger on the grassroots.

“When the Congress was in the Mahajot and had to leave several seats for our allies, many grassroots workers were disheartened. So, it is time that the party listens to the aspirations and sentiments of the party workers and free itself from the grand alliance,” he added.

The principal opposition Congress managed 29 seats within the March-April elections, three seats greater than 2016 polls. The AIUDF received 16 seats up from 13 final time whereas BPF received 4 seats towards 12 in earlier polls and the CPM received only one seat.

Reacting to the Congress assertion to chop ties, the AIUDF has additionally issued a press assertion saying that the choice is “unfortunate”. The AIUDF additionally acknowledged that the ‘Mahajot’ was an alliance of all secular political events of Assam and the Congress has taken a ‘one-sided’ resolution to interrupt the alliance.

Earlier this 12 months, the Congress had solid the ‘Mahajot’ with a number of events together with its arch enemy, AIUDF and its estranged ally BPF, forward of the meeting elections.


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