CM to be from Cong, if grand alliance wins 2021 elections: AIUDF chief
Guwahati: All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal which announced a proposed anti-BJP alliance with Congress in Assam, said that if the united Opposition wins, the next chief minister will be from Congress.
According to reports, the AIUDF chief said this after visiting veteran Congress leader and three times CM Tarun Gogoi at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Sunday. Gogoi has been battling with COVID-19 for over a month now, he is expected to be soon released from the hospital.
The perfume baron said that the modalities of their alliance will be worked out once Gogoi is out of the hospital.
He also tweeted about his visit to the ex-CM. He wrote, "Visited former CM Shri @tarun_gogoi ji at GMC Hospital today and enquired about his health. As per doctors, he is doing fine and expected to be released from hospital soon. MP @GauravGogoiAsm & AIUDF legislature party leader Hafiz Basheer Ahmed were also present there with me."
The possibility of a union opposition in Assam to de-throne BJP has been on much before the pandemic broke out. Also, the alliance between Congress and AIUDF was almost evident asearlier this year, the two parties filed a joint nomination of senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan for Rajya Sabha elections.
Also, in an iconic photo, Gogoi and Ajmal were seen walking hand-in-hand outside Assam Assembly after filing the nomination.
Meanwhile, in a run-up to the upcoming Assembly elections, new regional parties have sprouted. Ajmal welcomed the formation of these parties - Assam Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal, and said that all new parties should join them.
It is to be mentioned that on Saturday, a steering committee meeting of AIDUF had approved Ajmal's support to Congress for a grand anti-BJP parties alliance.