Need to keep commul BJP and corrupt Congress at bay, says AIUDF supremo
By Our Staff Report
Guwahati, Oct 29: With political temperatures rising inexorably in the run-up to the forthcoming assembly elections, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal on Thursday formally floated the idea of a Third Front, setting the tone for a three-cornered battle.
Ajmal wrote letters to all other political parties in the State proposing a joint front minus the Congress and the BJP, seeking suggestions about his proposition.
The letter has been sent to all the other political parties – AGP, CPI, CPI(M), NCP, Akhil Gogoi-led Ga Mukti Sangram and the newly floated tribal forum led by Hagrama Mohilary.
“We wish to form a united front for the ensuing assembly elections. There is a need to put together a powerful joint front comprising all democratic and secular parties to keep the commul BJP and corrupt Congress at bay and install a stable government for the greater interest of the people of Assam,” Ajmal said in his letter.
Soliciting reciprocation from the parties, Ajmal also sought views and suggestions on his proposal.
Ajmal’s move comes close on the heels of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi advocating a “grand alliance” with all “secular and non-commul” political parties to thwart the BJP juggerut in the State.
However, Ajmal and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Wednesday, poured cold waters on his proposal, ruling out any such pre-poll tie-up.