Guwahati, August 30: The end has finally come to the Grand Alliance (Mahajoot) in Assam that was formed under the leadership of Congress before the last Assembly election.
Assam Congress has decided to sever ties with the “Grand Alliance” partner All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), stating that it would propose to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to “relieve” AIUDF from the Congress-led Mahajot.
A core committee of the Assam PCC had a marathon meeting here this afternoon and took a significant decision to propose to the party high command to “relieve” AIUDF from the “Grand Alliance”.
Reading out the key resolution of the meeting before mediapersons on this evening, Congress leader Rakibul Hussain said that “Grand Alliance partner AIUDF’s behaviour and attitude in relation to BJP has baffled the members of the Congress party. The AIUDF leadership and senior members’ continuous and mysterious praise of the BJP and the chief minister has affected the public perception of the Congress.”
“In this connection after a long and threadbare discussion, the core committee members of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee unanimously decided that AIUDF can no longer remain an alliance partner of Mahajot and in this regard will send intimation to AICC,” Hussain stated.
Along with Congress and AIUDF, it alliance also comprises the Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), Left parties and a regional party, Anchalik Gana Morcha.