AIUDF rules out possibility of aligning with BJP in Assam

Hojai (Assam): The All India United Democratic Fund (AIUDF) has ruled out all possibilities of joining forces with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam, where Assembly Polls are currently underway.

“We are anti-Congress and anti-BJP. Therefore, there is no question of going along with the BJP. However, we believe that the Congress is a secular party. We will see after the elections what happens. But we cannot go directly with the Congress.We do not have any hopes from them,” AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal told ANI after casting his vote here.

He, however, distanced himself from the ‘Acche Din’ slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he has not fulfilled the promises he made during the Lok Sabha elections in 2014.

“His ‘Acche Din’ have turned into ‘Bure Din’ (bad days).we want that a stable government should be formed in the state,” he said.

The AIUDF chief urged the electorate to turn in large numbers and exercise their right to vote.

“This festival of voting is like Eid for the republic India. It is above any caste, religion or creed. No one should sit in their homes and should cast their votes. They should exercise their right to vote,” he said.

“They should believe that this election would bring a significant change in Assam where it becomes free from all the wrong doings and the corruption. The atmosphere will turn pleasant. And Acche din would surely come,” he added.

Meanwhile, peaceful polling is currently underway for the second and final phase of the assembly polls in Assam.

According to reports, both Congress and AIUDF are eyeing the Muslim majority votes in many districts, especially areas like Lahorighat, Hojai, Dhubri which are dominated by the Muslim community, as it could be a decisive factor.

Most of seats are likely to witness triangular fight between BJP – Asom Gana Parishad- BPF alliance, AIUDF and Congress-UPP combination.

While BJP has put candidates in 35 assemblies, its ally Asom Gana Parishad will contest in 19 seats and BPF will vie in 10 seats.

Congress and its ally UPP are contesting all 61 seats and AIUDF candidates are in the race for 47 seats. (ANI)