Guwahati: Congress General Secretary Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal is no longer part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
Taking a dig at AIUDF, Singh said, “AIUDF is no longer part of UPA. The Ajmal-led party is now allied with BJP-AGP.
He said that the three parties – BJP, AGP and AIUDF are forming a ‘Mahajot’ (grand alliance) in Assam.
“BJP, AIUDF and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) entered into ‘Mahajot’. But people of Assam now want change. In coming days, people will respond to this grand alliance,” Singh said.
Singh was in Guwahati to join the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra-Assam’ launched by the APCC which entered the city on Wednesday.
Inspired by the march led by Rahul across the country, APCC has launched ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ with the aim of covering 834 kms across Assam in 70 days.
The Assam march of the Congress began from Golakganj in Dhubri district on November 1.
As the march rolled around Guwahati on Thursday, thousands of party supporters joined it, which started from the city’s Sonaram school playground.
Apart from Jitendra Singh, several party leaders, including APCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah, Congress MPs Gaurav Gogoi, Pradyut Bordoloi and Abdul Khaleque, MPS Rakibul Hussain, Rekibuddin Ahmed, Nandita Das, Sibamoni Borah and Jakir Hussain Sikdar were present. contributed mrach.
The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Assam, will cover a distance of 12-km from Guwahati to Chandmari in Guwahati.
The Assam leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra is scheduled to cover the districts of Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup (Rural), Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.