After All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Badruddin Ajmal displayed his interest to join teams with the Congress to fight against the ruling BJP, on Wednesday, the grand old party denied any such possibility.
Quashing the prospect, the Assam Congress mentioned that there was no way of developing an alliance with Ajmal’s party again.
In a statement, state Congress chief Bhupen Kumar Borah told the ANI about how the party had no intentions to form an alliance with the AIUDF, further describing it to be a “communal force”.
“We are opposing this theory and people are supporting us. On behalf of the AICC, our general secretary Jitendra Singh declared on November 1 that there will be no alliance with AIUDF, this is the commitment of the All India Congress Committee to the people of Assam,” said Borah.
On several occasions in the past, the Congress and AIUDF have allied to contest the polls in Assam, however, have later decided to break ties.
The Congress also said that it is open to forming ties with other political parties against the BJP and the AIUDF.
Borah cited two reasons for the Congress party’s rejection to form an alliance with Ajmal. He said that Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma controls the AIUDF and has supported Ajmal’s agar business in the state, while Ajmal declared Sarma to be the best chief minister of Assam.
“Secondly, in the Rajya Sabha election and Presidential election what happened is known to all. AIUDF MLAs supported the BJP candidate in (the) Rajya Sabha election, the President election,” said Borah in an interview with the ANI.