Aiming to stop BJP in Assam, AIUDF declares party candidature for only three seats to support Congress
Guwahati, Mar 26 (IBNS): Aiming to stop BJP in Assam, Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has decided to contest only three seats out of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam.
The AIUDF on Monday has declared its candidature for the three seats – Dhubri, Barpeta and Karimganj.
AIUDF General Secreatary Aminul Islam said that, sitting MP and the party Chief Badruddin Ajmal will contest from Dhubri, Radheshyam Biswas to contest from Karimganj and MLA Rafiqul Islam from Barpeta seat.
“Our party has today announced the party candidature for three seats. Party Chief Badruddin Ajmal will contest from Dhubri seat. Rafiqul Islam, party general secretary and MLA of Jania assembly constituency will contest from Barpeta seat and sitting MP Radheshyam Biswas to contest from Karimganj seat,” Aminul Islam said.
Aminul further said that his party will fight in only three seats out of 14 in Assam in this Lok Sabha election and they will concentrate in these seats only.
Aminul said that, his party’s stand is anti-BJP and they will try to stop the saffron party in Assam supporting the right candidates in other seats.
“BJP is a corrupted and anti-Assam political party and they failed to fulfil their own promises. We will try to stop BJP in Assam and for this we will support the right candidates in other 11 seats,” Aminul Islam said.
It is to be mentioned that, AIUDF had contested 10 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha election and won three seats – Dhubri, Barpeta and Karimganj.
BJP has accused that, there is an unholy nexus between Congress and AIUDF and following the party candidature declaration by the AIUDF, it seems like that, AIUDF and Congress have made an undisclosed alliance.
In the upcoming Lok Sabha election, BJP will fight 10 seats, while its ally party AGP to contest three seats and BPF in one seat.
So the question raised that, who are the rest as AIUDF to support – Congress or others?
On the other hand, former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi refuted the allegations about unholy nexus between Congress and AIUDF.
Gogoi said that, if there is an understanding, we have to sacrifice few seats. But Congress will fight all seats.
“We are not going to sacrifice any seat. If the understanding was happened, we have to sacrifice few seats. Since we are going to fight all seats, then where is the understanding,” Tarun Gogoi said.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP had bagged 7 seats and Congress and AIUDF won three seats each.
In vote shares of the BJP, Congress and AIUDF in Assam Assam were 36.86 per cent, 29.9 per cent and 14.98 per cent respectively.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)