Bhupen Bora calls AIUDF ‘Dhokebaaz’, claims 5 AIUDF MLAs will vote for BJP


Guwahati: A bitter war of words between the Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has now turned into a full-blown battle with APCC president Bhupen Kumar Bora publicly accusing the Badruddin Ajmal-led party of betraying them as the race for Ripun Bora — former Assam Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP who is seeking re-election — to make it to the upper house of Parliament appearing bleak and very much unlikely.

After the developments over naming of agents, the APCC president made a sensational allegation, accusing the AIUDF of “selling 5 MLAs to the BJP” ahead of the March 31 elections.

The Assam Congress tore into the ranks of the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF party calling it dhokebaaz (traitor).

He also coined a new name for the AIUDF, calling it the “Agar Industries Undemocratic Dhokabaaz Front”.

“AIUDF has sold five of its MLAs to the BJP. Therefore, the AIUDF can be called Agar Industries Undemocratic Dhokabaaz Front,” Bhupen Borah said.

Climbing down and accepting Rapin Bora’s defeat even before the elections, Bora claimed that the Congress candidate will get only 28 votes – 26 from Congress and one each from Raijor Dal and CPI (M). 

While the BJP-led alliance in Assam fielded Pabitra Mahilary (BJP) and Rwngra Narzary (UPPL), the Congress party has renominated Ripun Bora for the Rajya Sabha elections for elections to the two vacant seats.