GUWAHATI: In an apparent bid to thwart possible horse-trading by the ruling BJP, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) on Friday sent as many as 17 of its candidates of the recently-concluded Assembly elections to Rajasthan.
The AIUDF candidates are currently staying in a hotel at Ajmer in the Congress-ruled Rajasthan. The results of the keenly-contested Assam Assembly elections will be declared on May 2. The AIUDF is part of the Congress-led grand alliance formed before the Assembly elections to prevent the ruling BJP from coming to power for the second time in the State.
While none of the Assam Congress leaders has made any comment on the development, a senior Congress leader in Rajasthan told reporters that the AIUDF candidates have come to their State and they would be taken care of well. Making an oblique reference to fear of horse-trading in Assam after the elections results, the Rajasthan Congress leader alleged that the BJP has undermined all democratic values in the country.
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal said he has not been intimated by the party candidates about their visit to Rajasthan. "They must have gone for personal visits," Ajmal said.
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