Congress announces Mission 101 plus in Assam


GUWAHATI: After forging alliance with Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the Congress party has announced its Mission 101 plus for forthcoming Assam assembly elections.

“The Congress party and its partners in the grand alliance will get 101 plus,” said Jitendra Singh, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of Assam at Laharighat in Morigaon district on Thursday.

Earlier, though the grand old party aimed at Mission 80, now it has shifted its focus on getting more than 101 seats following the grand alliance with AIUDF and a few left parties.

“We had talked about Mission 80 when we were alone. But, after the grand alliance, we are also targeting 100 plus,” said Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already announced its Mission 100 plus and has launched its campaign vociferously.

On the other hand, Lurinjyoti Gogoi, president of recently-floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) has expressed his confidence over forming government by his party.

“I am 100 per cent sure. No one can stop us,” Gogoi remarked.