Congress-AIUDF alliance was already there: Himanta Biswa Sarma


GUWAHATI: Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took a potshot at Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) saying that the camaraderie between the two parties had already existed before their formal alliance for 2021 assembly elections.

“The alliance of the Congress and AIUDF leaders is just a formality. The fight between the 35 and 65 per cent of the population was already there. In constituencies like Dhing and Jania, BJP can’t get votes despite doing so much works,” Sarma said during an interview with News Live chief managing editor Syed Zarir Hussain.

He stated that polarisation had been prevailing in Assam since last 10 years.

“There is a polarisation in Assam. There are two different societies. There is an aggressive mentality,” the minister added.

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the combination of Congress and AIUDF will get them 5-6 seats where they had close fight with BJP in 2016 assembly polls.

“Some traditional voters of Congress who are aggrieved with their alliance will vote for us. So, we will gain 5-6 seats. In a nutshell, you will get to see the same assembly. But BJP will have traditional gains in some other areas because of our works. We will get around 100 seats,” he explained further.