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BJP banters with Congress on AIUDF bonhomie

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

‘The AIUDF president is an opportunist. When Prime Minister rendra Modi came out winner with thumping majority at the Centre last year, Ajmal was on record terming Modiji as ‘bade bhai’ (big brother). Ajmal thinks nothing other than his or his party’s benefits.’

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 20: With the battle line for the 2016 Assembly election yet to be drawn in Assam, all the major political parties in the State have still been busy in bantering their political rivals. On a day when Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal and former State Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta are in Bihar at the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar, Assam BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya said the Congress-AUIDF bonhomie had always been there, but the understanding would harm none but the BJP.

Talking to newsmen in the city today, Bhattacharya said: “Any Congress-AIUDF poll understanding in the State will affect the Congress as the party will have to share its vote bank with the AIUDF.”

Attacking Ajmal directly, Bhattacharyya said: “The AIUDF president is an opportunist. When Prime Minister rendra Modi came out winner with thumping majority at the Centre last year, Ajmal was on record terming Modiji as ‘bade bhai’ (big brother). Ajmal thinks nothing other than his or his party’s benefits.”

When asked on giving BJP tickets for the Assembly elections in the State, Bhattacharya said: “Only aspirants with bright winning prospects will get party tickets.”

Meanwhile, Bhattacharya today inducted former All Assam Students’ Union leaders Sankar Prasad Ray and Tapan Kumar Gogoi as members into the State executive committee of the party. While Ray is a BJP ticket aspirant from Bongaigaon, Gogoi seeks party ticket from Sori.


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