By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Nov 12: After pouring cold waters on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's idea of a "grand alliance", AIUDF supremo Badruddin Ajmal today rejected his second proposition for a "grand understanding", saying efforts were on for a non-BJP and non-Congress alliance in the State. "We are in favour of a Bihar-like alliance to defeat the evil forces. We have already taken a step in this direction. I have written letters to all the parties. We will know later who will be in that alliance and who will not. Akhil Gogoi has called me and said he will discuss the issue later," Ajmal said.
Ajmal favours a tie-up with AGP, Left, NCP, TMC and Akhil Gogoi's Ga Mukti Sangram. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi again harped upon a "grand understanding among secular parties." "We need a maha-understanding to defeat the BJP," Gogoi said, ruling out a tie-up with the AGP.
"When AGP was in power, it collaborated with the Central government and indulged in secret killings. We cannot have an alliance with such a party," he said. Gogoi said the BJP is dividing the country and creating an atmosphere of suspicion. "The BJP is more dangerous for the State. Therefore I suggested an understanding among secular parties to defeat the BJP," Gogoi said.