DIBRUGARH: A two-day conclave of 15 opposition parties of the State got underway in Dibrugarh on Thursday to work out strategies for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Leaders of 15 opposition parties under the banner of United Opposition Forum Assam, comprising the Congress, Assam Jatiya Parishad, Raijor Dal, Jatiya Dal-Asom, Aam Aadmi Party, TMC, NCP, CPI, CPI(M), CPI (ML), RJD, Janata Dal (United), All India Forward Block, All Party Hill Leaders Conference and Shiv Sena (UBT) participated in Thursday’s deliberations for finalizing a common minimum programme for next year’s general elections. The United Opposition Forum Assam was earlier formed in the line of Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA).
Ahead of the crucial meeting state Congress president Bhupen Kumar Borah said that the meeting will discuss about the common minimum programme for next year’s general elections.
“The final outline of the common minimum programme for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be finalised in our meeting. The common minimum programme will feature the major issues in Assam, which will also be the major poll agenda,” Borah said.
AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said, “In Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is running a family centric government. The old BJP members are not happy with the functioning of the Himanta Biswa Sarma government. Where is the government in Assam, its a ‘jungle raj’. Nobody is happy in BJP right now because the party is functioning under the instruction of Himanta Biswa Sarma.”