Debabrata Saikia calls for grand alliance against BJP in Assam


GUWAHATI: The leader of the opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia has urged all the anti-BJP forces of Assam to form a grand alliance with the Congress if they desire to oust the ruling party from power in the Assembly elections of 2021.

Referring to the formation of a new political party named `Raijor Dol’ by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) on Friday, Saikia said that while some regional political parties of Assam had become virtually defunct, quite a few new regional parties have come to the fore with the avowed goal of fighting against and defeating the BJP in next year’s elections.

Extending his best wishes to the newly-formed parties, Saikia cautioned that the BJP will, however, return to power and the woes of the people of Assam will be compounded if the anti-BJP forces fail to forge a united front before the Assembly elections.

The Congress leader pointed out that the Congress had been fighting elections against the BJP on ideological and policy grounds even before the Lok Sabha elections of 2014.

“In fact, the ideological battle between the Congress and forerunners of the BJP had been continuing since the pre-Independence era,” he said in a press release.