GUWAHATI: The Congress and AIUDF will jointly support senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan as a consensual candidate for the Rajya Sabha election in Assam.
The support for Bhuyan was finally announced by APCC president Ripun Bora and AIUDF MLA Hafiz Bashir Ahmed Qasimi on Wednesday during a press meet in Guwahati.
“Congress and AIUDF have sacrificed their seat for the interest of the state. Ajit Kumar Bhuyan informed Congress and AIUDF through a written application regarding his participation in the upcoming Rajya Sabha election and sought support from us. So we decided to support the neutral candidate in the upcoming election,” said APCC president Ripun Bora.
“Congress and AIUDF have come together in this regard and we are happy to extend our support to Ajit Kumar Bhuyan who is a secular person and has always taken a stand for Assam. We think it is a good indicator for Assam,” said AIUDF MLA Hafiz Bashir Ahmed Qasimi.
The Rajya Sabha election will be held on 26th March. Earlier on Wednesday, BPF candidate Biswajit Daimary filed his nomination papers. He was accompanied by Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, AGP President Atul Bora and BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary.