By our Staff Reporter
GUWHATI, February 11: The results of the Delhi Assembly elections have spread a ripple of excitement through the Left and democratic forces in Assam, minus the Congress and the BJP, to float a third front with direct or indirect support from the KMSS.
Since yesterday when the results of the Delhi Assembly polls were announced, the think tanks of the regiol forces, Left parties, various ethnic organizations of the state, parties floated by the indigenous Muslims of the state and others started to share their mind so as to float a third front to stop the Congress and the BJP.
The rise of the BJP in the last Lok Sabha elections had left all these forces in the state stagnt. According to sources, the AAP feat in Delhi elections re-energized them.
AGP president Atul Bora today said: “Pride goes before a fall. The pride and deception to the people on the part of the Congress and the BJP were responsible for the whitewash of the two parties in Delhi. It’s a good sign for the common people that the voters of Delhi gave a historic mandate. It has been a proven fact that tiol parties like the Congress and the BJP never think Assam and other states of the region as parts of mainland India. Their stepmotherly treatment to us comes to the fore one way or the other every now and then.”
The AGP president further said that before the last Lok Sabha elections the BJP had given a number of assurances to the people of the state only to step back after coming to power. “The corruption on the part of the Congress government in the state is open to all,” he said, and added: “It’s time for the regiol forces, Left and democratic parties minus the Congress and the BJP, ethnic organizations of Assam and the parties floated by the indigenous Muslims of the State to come together to serve the interests of the state.”
Meanwhile, KMSS president Akhil Gogoi today hinted that a third front might be floated in the state to prevent the Congress and the BJP. He further said that if the Front became a reality, the KMSS would have a role to play. “However, if we have a direct or an indirect role in the proposed front will be discussed in the KMSS conference slated from March 18 to 20 this year at Sivasagar. The front has to go taking all ethnic groups, regiol forces, indigenous Muslims and others along. The gigantic role of the BJP has to be stopped in the state,” he added.
Meanwhile, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal said that his party might support the proposed secular third front in the state. “The regiol forces will be stronger now. It has been proved time and again that the tiol parties don’t serve the interests of the state,” he added.