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Assam: Congress Still Undecided About Alliance with AIUDF

G Plus News | December 01, 2020 13:25 hrs

GUWAHATI: It appears that the differences between the Congress leadership over the alliance with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for Assam Assembly elections of 2021 has not been ironed out completely.


 


Nearly seven months ahead of the assembly elections, the ball is now being pushed to the Congress High Command, which will take the ultimate call on an alliance between the two parties, All India Congress Committee (AICC) has conveyed this t
o the state party leadership in Assam.


Notably, the top brass of the Congress in Assam held a video conference with Rahul Gandhi on Monday, November 30 to discuss the possible pre-poll alliance with AIUDF, which is being talked about for long.


But, during the meeting, there was no general consensus between leaders of the party on the alliance, which ultimately forced Rahul Gandhi to intervene and he took the baton in his hand and announced that he will take the decision at the appropriate time.


The meeting chaired by Gandhi was joined by AICC general secretaries Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik, Ambika Soni, KC Venugopal, Assam in-charge Jitendra Singh, and several other senior leaders.


Assam Congress president Ripun Bora, Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia, Rockybul Hussain, Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev, MPs Gaurav Gogoi, Pradyut Bordoloi and Abdul Khaleque, and AICC secretaries Rana Goswami and Bhupen Bora also joined the meeting.


According to sources, Bora informed the party’s central leaders that they have decided to forge an alliance with the AIUDF. He requested the party high command to take a decision on the alliance at the earliest.


However, Gandhi told him that the AICC will take a call on the alliance at an “appropriate time” as there was still enough time for the Assembly elections in Assam.

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