Congress ends alliance with BPF, Ajmal’s AIUDF in Assam – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday said it is ending its alliance with the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF and the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) in Assam.
The move will effectively pave the way for the collapse of the “Mahajot” (Grand Alliance) formed earlier this year ahead of the assembly elections in Assam.
A core committee meeting, chaired by state Congress president Bhupen Bora, observed that the AIUDF’s “behaviour and attitude in relation with the BJP has baffled the members of the Congress”, party spokesperson Bobbeeta Sharma told reporters.
She said that AIUDF’s “continuous and mysterious praise of the BJP” has affected Congress’s public image.
A discussion was also held on the alliance with BPF as its leadership has been expressing their unwillingness to remain a part of the ‘Grand Alliance’ on various platforms, she said.
The state Congress president was given full authority to make a decision on the matter and it was decided to inform the high-command the decision to break ties with the party, Sharma said.
The move by the grand old party comes amid growing clamour that it should exit the grand alliance in the northeastern state.
The 10-party ‘Grand Alliance’ or ‘Mahajot’, led by the Congress, was formed ahead of this year’s assembly elections in the state.
However, it failed to toppled the BJP-led government in May this year, winning just 50 out of the 126 seats.
(With inputs from PTI)

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