Congress to contest in 90 seats, ready to give 36 to AIUDF


GUWAHATI: Though the alliance between Congress and Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF has been finalised, the Congress party is planning to contests in 90 seats in 2021 Assam assembly elections. The party is ready to give 36 seats to its allies including AIUDF. 

Talking to media persons, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora said, “We will contest alone in 90 seats. Remaining 36 seats will be given to other parties in our alliance.”

Speaking about chief ministerial candidate of Congress-AIUDF alliance, Bora said that it is not possible for someone from AIUDF to become the chief minister.

“They can’t become the single largest party. It is impossible for AIUDF. There are 13 AIUDF MLAs now. Three-four MLAs may increase in the next assembly election,” the APCC president added.

On the other hand, Samaguri MLA and former minister Rakibul Hussain said, “We will contest in minimum 100 seats.”