‘Seat sharing is not an issue’: Badruddin Ajmal
GUWAHATI: As Congress continuing its discussion over its seat-sharing equations with its allies in the ‘grand alliance’, its ally the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) said that it would be ready to accept whatever comes on its way.
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal reiterated that the party’s prime objective was to oust BJP from power and it would be ready for ‘sacrifices’ if necessary.
Ajmal said, “In our alliance, seat sharing is not an issue as our main target is to ensure BJP’s farewell from Assam. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a big issue for us; we’ll fight against it and end it. When we come to power, we will ensure that the problem of D-voter is ended.”
AIUDF’s remarks came at a time when the Congress party believed to have settled its first list of candidates for the first phase of the elections slated on March 27. However, the list was awaiting approval from the party high command in New Delhi. Congress was likely to announce the list officially on Saturday.
Earlier, AIUDF had approached the Congress high command in New Delhi allegedly bypassing the state’s leadership and submitted a list of 37 constituencies. The list included seats that AIUDF has been contesting and winning since 2006 or might have lost by a narrow margin in 2016.
Initially, AIUDF was willing to leave 14 constituencies and contest in only 23 constituencies.