All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal at the moment mentioned that “big brother Congress” has determined to finish the alliance, and his occasion will abide by the choice.
Once arch-rivals, the AIUDF and Congress had cast an alliance forward of Assembly elections held in March-April to type a unified power in opposition to the incumbent BJP – a transfer that was extensively criticised each inside the occasion and by the lots too.
“Congress is the big brother and it has decided to leave us without even asking us. But, we accept the decision,” Ajmal, who can also be a Lok Sabha MP, mentioned.
He additional added that it was a “political alliance” and severing ties would quite be useful for each the events.
Congress’ Assam unit chief Bhupen Borah, who had succeeded his predecessor Ripun Borah after Congress’s abysmal ballot efficiency, was in opposition to the alliance because the starting.
He mentioned not too long ago that the AIUDF has labored in opposition to the core precept of alliance.
“We have allied to fight against the divisive policies of BJP. Some AIUDF leaders praised the BJP-led government for their personal gains. One of the leaders had even supported the Taliban for its recent Afghanistan coup. This is not acceptable to us.”
There had been many others who additionally subscribed to Mr Borah’s discontentment and had been of the view that its alliance with AIUDF — a celebration typically related to Bengali-speaking Muslims and immigrants — has quite affected the occasion’s efficiency in higher Assam area the place anti-immigrant sentiments run sturdy.
Meanwhile, the Congress’s “mahajoth” – an alliance of at the least 10 events – appear to be falling off with its solely different prime ally after AIUDF, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), additionally asserting that it’ll contest the by polls by itself.
Congress on this 12 months’s meeting polls gained 29 seats whereas its ally All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) gained 14 seats. Two sitting Congress MLAs have resigned from the meeting. While the BPF had gained 4 seats and CPI(M) wrested one.
Party insiders, nonetheless, mentioned that the exit of the AIUDF will open avenues for Congress to align with regional forces.
“The Congress had earlier too tried to connect with the regional political parties such as Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Peasant leader, Akhil Gogoi led Raijor Dal to the grand alliance, but born out of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) movement, these parties showed reservation against AIUDF. With that gone, talks may come back on track,” sources mentioned.