SILCHAR, Jan 2: Hafiz Rashid Choudhury, president of Samajwadi Party (SP), Assam state committee, said the party would field seven candidates for Barak Valley in the ensuing assembly elections. In all, as he pointed out, 25 candidates of his party would be contesting from different constituencies of the state. Referring to this valley, two candidates each from Hailakandi and Cachar and three candidates from Karimganj would be in the fray. Since the elections of 1952, no Samajwadi Party candidate could win till date in the elections, parliamentary and assembly.
SP Assam president said this while addressing the media-persons in the Circuit House here recently.
Hafiz Rashid Choudhury, who was the founder president of AIUDF and left it to join Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav. It was on the question of principles that he opted out. He could not keep aside the style of functioning of AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal. He brought in his comment on rendra Modi, Prime Minister, accusing him of going to Lahore to eat beef. This has, according to him, boomeranged. Such irresponsible comments would only go to brighten the prospect of BJP. He saw polarization of Hindu votes on the issue since it had hurt the sentiments and feelings of Hindus.
In fact, he wondered how a farsighted politician like Badruddin Ajmal could target rendra Modi on an issue which could only bolster up the saffron party. Still surprising, how he could bargain for 53 seats from Congress as a condition for adjustment or understanding before the crucial assembly elections. Maintaining equidistance from both Congress and BJP, he ruled out any understanding with either of them. He took the opportunity to hit out at Congress and BJP for entering into a sort of wordy duel. He was referring to the low level of politics by both the tiol parties which he described as most unfortute and uncalled for.
Reverting back to AIUDF supremo, Choudhury said it was not clear what stand he was going to take on the matter of understanding or adjustment with Congress or any other party. There is much talk about pre poll and post poll tie up among different political parties though everything remains hazy. The indications are that Congress which has been in power for three consecutive terms stands on slippery ground. Invariably, in such a situation, coalition government is the only possibility. Choudhury however said his party would support Asom Bikshit Mancha which has given a call for the unification of Hindus and Muslims. This party wants better cooperation and coordition between both Barak and Brahmapurta Valleys and to uphold the banner of secularism. As the trends indicate, there seems to be no possibility of ‘mahajot’ or ‘mahagathbandhan’ as it happened in Bihar. But in politics, nothing is impossible.