Assam: Six Congress MLAs to joint Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF

In a fresh setback to the Congress, as many as six of its MLAs in Assam are set to join the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), claimed the party sources.

According to AIUDF MLA and party General Secretary Karim Uddin Barbhuiya at least six Congress MLAs from Assam are in touch with his party and they want to join the Muslim-managed political outfit. He also said that a couple of Congress legislators already met party chief Badruddin Ajmal.

“Six months ago, I said that few Congress MLAs will share the dais with us and we will be together. Now two-three Congress MLAs are with us. They have also met our party supremo Badruddin Ajmal. We don’t want a by-election, so we are waiting. At least six Congress MLAs are in touch with us,” Barbhuiya said, as per NDTV report.

The latest development comes after Assam BJP Chief Bhabesh Kalita recently claimed that some of the Opposition candidates may join the saffron party. The AIUDF MLA further said that apart from Congress MLAs, many other Congress leaders will also join AIUDF. There is no response from the embattled Congress so far.

It is to be noted that as many as three Congress legislators had already quit the party and joined the BJP after the latter’s victory last year.

”BJP is going to be finished in the next five-six years and their downfall has started from Bihar. So I request the other Congress MLAs that they need not go to BJP. We have opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) since the start. We also support the Assam Accord. For the greater interest of Assam, don’t go to BJP, think about your area, your state and join AIUDF,” Barbhuiya said.

“On September 2, many Congress leaders, including Barpeta district president, and the state-level general secretary will join AIUDF in Barpeta,” he said.

Recently, Kalita claimed that some opposition MLAs may join BJP soon and that all sections and political parties are satisfied with the steps taken by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the development of Assam, according to NDTV.

“Opposition legislators are happy and satisfied with the developmental activities that are being taken up in the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma,” Kalita told ANI. – INDIA NEWS STREAM

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