Guwahati, Jan 20: Now to poll-bound Assam where the assembly would take place in another three months’ time, the main opposition party has finally announced the formation of a grand alliance for the Assam election. This puts to rest the speculations on whether Congress will be part of any alliance with the Badaruddin Ajmal led AIUDF since there was strong opposition within the party.
Today top Congress central leaders including party’s observers for Assam polls Chattisgarh Chief minister Bhupesh Bhaghel and Mukul Wasnik, party has declared that it is going to be part of a grand alliance in Assam along with AIUDF, three left parties, and a smaller regional party … Anchalik Gana Morcha… the alliance has appealed other regional parties to be p[art of this new Mahaghatbandhan in Assam to oust the BJP led government.
“The non-only congress, all the six parties together have formed this since the people of wanted this alliance since in last five years a new type of politics has come into Assam, the politics of hatred, politics of ruining the fabric of Assam, the way the BJP has functioned in last five years, people of Assam wants the BJP to go. Therefore we all like-minded parties have come together to fight the elections PATCH other modalities we will work out and also have a common manifesto. None of the parties have joined the alliance with any preconditions” Jitendra Singh, AICC general secretary In-charge of Assam said.
Apart from Congress, AIUDF, the Rajya Sabha Independent MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan led Anchalik Gana Morcha, the three left parties in the alliance are – CPIM, CPI, and CPI(ML).
“Today’s declaration is very good for Assam and matches the expectations of the people of Assam and this alliance will throw out the BJp govt PATCH alliance is not also about minority votes, last time since the Congress and AIUDF did not have alliance they lost 27 seats due to opposition vote division, now we are trying to get the BJP opposition votes in one side and we will be bale to come to power” AIUDF general secretary Aminul Islam said.
Chattisgarh chief minister and AICC observer Bhupesh Baghel along with other observers Mukul Wasnik and Shakeel Ahmed Khan announced the formation of the grand alliance in Guwahati on Tuesday.
“People has seen much-touted Gujarat model. In Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh, we have fulfilled 24 promises made to the people out of 36 promises. Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, the country is witnessing an economic slowdown. In October last year, the GST collection of Chhattisgarh was the highest in the country. We are getting good investments. Chhattisgarh is one state where people get money even by selling cow dung.” Baghel told reporters in Guwahati.
All the grand alliance members have claimed that they are open to other regional parties joining this alliance against BJP.