Tejashwi’s Mission Assam: RJD holds talks with Congress and others
GUWAHATI: Eyeing to make its presence in the state and to give BJP a strong contest, Leader of Opposition in Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav has been looking for allies ahead of Assam elections slated to start from March 27. RJD has been planning to contest the Assam elections.
Yadav reached the city on Friday as the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the poll dates for the state. Assam to go for a three-phased election on March 27, April 1 and April 6. The result of the polls to be announced on May 2.
Immediately after reaching Guwahati, Yadav started carrying out a series of talks with all the anti-BJP fronts starting from Congress. The Congress is allied with the RJD nationally.
Sources said that RJD may join the six-party grand alliance’ lead by Congress in Assam. Yadav is also likely to meet the Congress leadership on Saturday in presence of Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leadership.
RJD has also been maintaining a close term with BJP’s former alliance in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) –Hagrama Mohilary led Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF).
“Assam has a huge Hindi and Bhojpuri speaking population. RJD’s presence in the grand alliance will surely help the alliance in these areas,” sources in Congress party said.
Congress has been eyeing to gather all anti-BJP and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) forces under its grand alliance. While ruling BJP has been claiming to win over 100 out of 126 assembly seats in Assam, the grand alliance led by Congress was also eying to come back to power in the state.