has accused the Congress of not adhering to "gentlemen's agreement" between the two parties under which the regional party did not put up candidates on 11 seats and was expecting the Congress to field "weak candidates".
We are shocked," Islam from the AIUDF
party, which fights for the rights of people of Bengali origin in the state said, adding that "there are several objections.
President Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, Dhubri MP from Assam, have put his reason stating Assam's tense communal conditions owing to NRC draft publication on 31 December 2017 which demanded him to stay with the people of Assam and monitor situations sitting there.
Needless to say, the alliance with the AIUDF
also played a key role in garnering votes from this religious group.
Besides, the hobnobbing of the AGP with the AIUDF
pushed a large section of the Assamese-speaking electorate, who perceived the AIUDF
as the champion of Bengali-speaking immigrant Muslim settlers, towards the Congress.
C P Joshi of the Congress, NCP's Tarique Anwar, RLD's Choudhary Jayant Singh, CPI's Sudhakar Reddy, former Jharkhand chief ministers Hemant Soren of JMM, Babulal Marandi of the JVM, AIUDF
leader Baadruddin Azmal and leaders from the DMK, JD-S and RSP also attended the rally.
Sirajuddin Ajmal of the AIUDF
from poll bound Assam has 31 per cent attendance, Shrimant Bhonsle of NCP has 34 per cent while actor- turned- politician Hema Malini of the BJP has an attendance of 38 percent in the 16th Lok Sabha so far.
Muslims, who form up 30 per cent of the voters, switched their allegiance from the Congress to the Deobandi outfit, Badaruddin Ajmal's All-India United Democratic Front (AIUDF
) which has since 2006 aggressively taken up the cause of minorities.
In the second phase, which will cover 13 states, Congress has 11 seats at stake while Shiv Sena has to defend 4, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) 3, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) 2 each, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), Janata Dal-United (JD (U), Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), National Conference, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF
), Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and All India N.R.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday hit out at All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF
) leader Badruddin Ajmal for his controversial 'tea and pakoda' remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In Assam, AIUDF
appears keen to shake hands with the Congress to avoid a split in opposition votes.
In Assam the BJP tasted seminal success by consolidating Hindu and tribal votes and dividing the minority votes between Congress and AIUDF