There was no inter-state boundary talks with Assam due to COVID-19 pandemic – Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday said there was no inter-state boundary talks with Assam due to COVID-19 pandemic but assured that his government will pursue the matter with the new government after the election in that state. Sangma, who was speaking in the House, informed that several development projects undertaken by both governments at the disputed areas have been stopped. He assured to look into the demand by Opposition members to stop the alleged illegal construction of a transit camp by the Assam government at Khanapara in the border district of Ri Bhoi in Meghalaya.

When we are in Government, then we do not Project any Name for the CM Post – Ranjeet Kumar Dass, BJP Assam

BJP will not announce the chief ministerial candidate before the Assam polls and a decision in this regard will be taken by its Parliamentary Board at the time of forming the next government, the saffron party state unit president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said on Monday. “When there is no government, then the CM name is projected. When we are in government, then we do not project any name for the CM post,” Dass told in a media interview.

Badruddin Ajmal’s Party AIUDF releases first list of candidates for Assam Elections

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), led by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, has released its first list of candidates for 16 candidates for the ensuing Assam Assembly elections 2021. According to the list of candidates, signed by AIUDF president Maulana Badruddin Ajmal and general secretary (organization) Aminul Islam, Sirajuddin Ajmal will contest from Jamunamukh seat. AIUDF is a partner of the grand alliance, led by Congress. The other parties of the grand alliance are CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML), Anchalik Gana Morcha and BPF.

Assam’s Sivasagar district will have 18 all women polling stations in the upcoming state Assembly election

Assam’s Sivasagar district will have 18 all women polling stations in the upcoming state Assembly election, an official said to media. The Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Sivasagar through an order issued on Saturday has selected six all women polling stations each for three Assembly constituencies Amguri, Thowra and Sivasagar – going to the polls during the first phase of the election on March 27, the official said.

We want to make it clear that Ms Sushmita Dev has not resigned from the party – Congress Party Spokesperson Bobbeeta Sharma

It has been brought to the notice of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee that a speculative news about resignation of President, All India Mahila Congress Ms Sushmita Dev is doing the rounds on television and web portals. We want to make it clear that Ms Sushmita Dev has not resigned from the party.

She is a very indispensable part of Congress – Pradyut Bordoloi on Sushmita Dev

Congress party on Saturday dismissed the reports that All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has resigned from the party amid differences over the seat-sharing arrangement for the Assam polls. Congress MP from Nagaon Pradyut Bordoloi also rubbished the reports and said: “She is very much with us. She is a very indispensable part of Congress. She is a very respected leader of our party.” Earlier, Dev reportedly walked out of a Congress meeting called to discuss the list of candidates at a city hotel, party sources said. Supporters of the women’s wing chief also demonstrated against Congress leaders who favoured allotting more seats to AIUDF in the Barak Valley, PTI reported.

Hiren Gohain has resigned from the post of advisor of Assam’s regional party Raijor Dal (RD

Hiren Gohain has resigned from the post of advisor of Assam’s regional party Raijor Dal (RD). Gohain has released a statement on the matter stating, “Akhil’s Gogoi last decision goes against my long-time belief. As such, I am resigning as an advisor from the Raijor Dal.” This comes a day after RD President Akhil Gogoi wrote a letter to all opposition parties which read, “I have consciously kept AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) away from uniting because we cannot afford to accommodate another communal and fundamentalist party to get rid of communal and fascist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). If we partner with this party, we will be morally, politically, and ideologically weak. BJP and AIUDF are two sides of the same coin.”

BJP has announced its first list of candidates for Assam Assembly elections

The BJP has announced its first list of candidates for Assam Assembly elections. The BJP Announced candidates for 70 seats. As many as 11 sitting MLAs have been denied ticket. Among the big names, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from the Majuli constituency. Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will contest from his current constituency Jalukbari. On the other hand, Assam State BJP president Ranjeet Dass will contest from Pathacharkuchi constituency.

Akhil Gogoi’s Raijor Dal to field candidates in only 18 of the 86 seats in the first two phases of the assembly election in Assam

Jailed peasant leader Akhil Gogoi’s Raijor Dal is ready to make a ‘supreme sacrifice’, as the new regional party said it is going to field candidates in only 18 of the 86 seats in the first two phases of the assembly election in order to stop the division of anti-BJP votes. Nevertheless, the internal differences in the alliance spilled out into the open on Saturday, with Raijor Dal, in a news conference, declared their candidates in several seats where AJP announced the names of its nominees just a day before. In Bihpuria, Dhing and Rangapara constituencies, both the allies have fielded candidates.

Prafulla Kr Mahanta have been denied tickets to contest the upcoming Assam Assembly elections

Four sitting Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLAs including former two time chief minister Prafulla Kr Mahanta have been denied tickets to contest the upcoming Assam Assembly elections. Apart from Mahanta, the AGP, an alliance partner of the BJP, has decided not to give tickets to Lakhimpur MLA Utpal Dutta, Naharkatia MLA Naren Sonowal and Kamalpur MLA Satyabrata Kalita.

I stand with the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) forces – Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

“I stand with the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) forces.” This was stated by former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta arrived at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Friday evening. Saying that he stands alongside the anti-CAA forces, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta hinted at the revival of the Asom Gana Parishad-Progressive (AGP-P). The AGP-P was floated by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in 2005 after his expulsion from the AGP by the party’s leadership.

Jailed peasants’ rights activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the Assam Assembly elections from Sivasagar constituency as Raijor Dal candidate

Jailed peasants’ rights activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the Assam Assembly elections from Sivasagar constituency as a candidate of his newly-formed party Raijor Dal. The 126-member Assam Assembly will go to polls in three phases on March 27, April 1, and April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2. Raijor Dal working president Bhasco De Saikia confirmed Gogoi’s constituency while announcing a list of 17 candidates for the first two phases of the election. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi began their Assam poll campaign from Sibsagar.

Congress Dismissed Reports of Sushmita Dev’s Resign from Party

Congress party on Saturday dismissed the reports that All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has resigned from the party amid differences over the seat-sharing arrangement for the Assam polls. Several media reports claimed that Dev has resigned from the party as she was unhappy with the seat-sharing formula between the Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam.

This election is an election of trust – Priyanka Gandhi in Assam

At a mega rally of the Congress party in Tezpur, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi launched the ‘5 Guarantee’ campaign for the 2021 Assam assembly elections. The party is undertaking five ‘Guarantees’ for the election. These are: (1) a law that nullifies the CAA; (2) 5 lakh government jobs; (3) raising tea workers’ wages to Rs 365; (4) free electricity up to 200 units per household; and (5) Rs 2,000 monthly income support to all housewives. ‘This election is an election of trust. The people of Assam were cheated by a party five years ago that promised them 25 lakh jobs but gave them CAA instead. The Congress party is not making empty promises but undertaking 5 guarantees,’ Priyanka Gandhi said.

Congress is now saying ‘Assam Bachao’ by joining hands with Badruddin Ajmal – Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP

During the Congress regime in Assam, their only scheme was lungi. At that time, the Congress government meant lungi, dhuti and xuta [yarn]. They thought more about lungi. They woke up seeing a lungi and slept thinking about lungi. The Congress is now saying ‘Assam Bachao’ [Save Assam] by joining hands with Badruddin Ajmal and his party AIUDF, but the party doesn’t need to talk about ‘Assam Bachao’ as [Prime Minister] Narendra Modi and the BJP are here to save Assam.

Can Badruddin Ajmal save Assam? asks BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma

You [Congress] are coming to save Assam along with Badruddin Ajmal. Can Badruddin Ajmal save Assam? The people of Assam remember how the Ram temple was attacked and demolished by Babur 500 years back. People also remember that the historic Kamakhya temple was demolished by the commander of Sultan, Kalapahar and Batadrava Than; the birthplace of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev was encroached by Ajmal Vahini. The Congress, who killed the one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga, now comes out to save Assam. Don’t worry about saving Assam. You should think about saving yourselves in Bangladesh.

Assam Elections: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra plucked tea leaves, interacted with tea garden workers

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra plucked tea leaves, interacted with tea garden workers and visited the house of one for a meal during the second day of her visit to the poll-bound state of Assam on Tuesday. Dressed in a saree, she was equipped for plucking tea leaves with a basket on her back balanced by a band on her head. In photos and videos shared in media, Vadra is seen plucking tea leaves and interacting with the tea garden workers in the northeastern state’s Biswanath district.

Life of Tea Garden Workers is full of Truth and Simplicity – Priyanka Gandhi

The life of tea garden workers is full of truth and simplicity and their labour is valuable for the country. Today, I got to know about their work and families and understood the struggles of their work. I will not forget the love and intimacy I got from them.

We will provide Rs 2,000 per month to all the housewives as ‘grihini samman’ – Priyanka Gandhi at a rally in Tezpur, Assam

We will provide Rs 2,000 per month to all the housewives as ‘grihini samman’. The woman working in tea gardens will be provided Rs 365 per day. We’ll create 5 lakhs new govt jobs. These are not promises but guarantee. When our party comes into power, a law will be enacted to ensure that CAA is not implemented here. 200 units of electricity will be given free of cost every month.

BJP government has no concern for the commoners – Lurinjyoti Gogoi

Even though the BJP government is vocal on sabka saath, sabka vikash at meetings and in writings, the skyrocketing prices of all commodities have exposed its anti-people stance. This is glaringly visible now that the corporate-friendly BJP government has no concern for the commoners. Or else, it would have taken some measures to bail out the common people from the wreath of high prices.

The rise in price is 100 per cent – Lurinjyoti Gogoi

Now rice is sold at Rs 45 per kg against Rs 25 in April, 2016. The percentage of rise in price is 80. At present per kg of pulses (dal) is Rs 88 against Rs 45 in April 2016, and the rise is 95.56 per cent. Mustard oil is sold at Rs 160 per litre now against Rs 90 in April 2016, and the rise is 77.78 per cent. Onion is sold at Rs 40 per kg now against Rs 20 in April 2016. The rise in price is 100 per cent. Potato is sold at Rs 32 per kg now against Rs 22 in April 2016, and the rise in price is 45.45 per cent.

We’re hopeful that people of State will give a befitting reply to BJP in this Assembly election – Lurinjyoti Gogoi

AJP (Assam Jatiya Parishad) president Lurinjyoti Gogoi has said that the people of the State have been facing a tough time due to hike in prices of all essential commodities, besides that of fuel and construction materials. Challenging the ruling coalition in the State, Lurinjyoti Gogoi said, “We’re hopeful that the people of the State will give a befitting reply to the BJP in this Assembly election.” Meanwhile, the Kamrup (M) district unit of the AJP took out a procession from Lachitghat at Machkhowa to the office of the Deputy Commissioner against the exorbitant rise in prices of all essential commodities.”

Convoy of Lurinjyoti Gogoi, President of newly floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) attacked

The convoy of Lurinjyoti Gogoi, the president of the newly floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), was on Sunday came under attack allegedly by supporters of the BJP in Nalbari district ahead of the assembly election. The police said that investigation into the matter has started. Though no one was injured in the incident which took place in Kalag area, one car of the convoy was damaged, AJP spokesperson Ziaur Rahman claimed.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Assam on Monday (March 1) to campaign for party candidates

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Assam on Monday (March 1) to campaign for party candidates

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Assam on Monday (March 1) to campaign for party candidates for upcoming Assembly election. People aware of the development told Hindustan Times that Vadra will first visit the Kamakhya temple, a well-know pilgrimage site in Guwahati, and then proceed to other cities for campaigning. Vadra will be campaigning in other parts of upper Assam, including Tezpur, where she will address a rally on March 2. She will be in the state for two days.

2, 31,86,362 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming elections – Assam Chief Electoral Officer

Assam Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khare has said that 2, 31,86,362 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming elections. Of the total, 5,05,874 are in the age group of 18-19 years, while the number of ‘Doubtful’ or ‘D voters’ stands at 1,08,596. While there has been an overall increase of 32,38,672 voters compared to the 2016 polls, the total electors aged over 80 years this time is 2,90,677.

We will fight the polls with the symbol of a ship – Lurinjyoti Gogoi

The symbol of a “ship” has been allotted to the newly formed Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) for the three-phase assembly elections in Assam. Addressing a press conference here, AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said the Election Commission of India (ECI) allotted the party symbol to the regional party on Saturday. “We will fight the polls with the symbol of a ship. Ship signifies our economy, culture, civilisation and trade along the Brahmaputra.

Assembly Elections Assam: State will go to polls in three phases on 27th March and 1st and 6th April

Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held between 27th March and 29th April. The counting of votes in all the four states and one Union Territory will take place on 2nd of May. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the poll schedule in New Delhi last evening. Assam will go to polls in three phases on 27th March and 1st and 6th April. Following the announcement, while talking to the Media persons the Chief Election Officer of Puducherry Mr. Shurbir Singh said that since the number of voters per booth has been restricted to 1000 by the ECI, 607 new booths have been set up taking the total number of booths from 952 to 1559. In view of the Covid 19 pandemic, the polling time been increased by one hour. Counting of votes will be held on 2nd May. Only 2 persons and 2 vehicles will be allowed along with the candidate for filing nominations. And only 5 volunteers will be allowed to undertake door to door campaign for the candidate.

Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD to Contest Assam State Assembly Elections in alliance with Like-Minded Parties

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said his party will contest the upcoming Assam Assembly polls in alliance with “like-minded” parties. Yadav, during his first visit to Guwahati, said he has already spoken to Congress and will hold talks with the AIUDF later in the day to formalise the alliance. “There are around five per cent Hindi-speaking people from Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. We have considerable number of such people in 11 seats, but we’ll contest only where chances of winning are high,” Yadav said.

Assam: ABP News C-Voter Opinion Poll Predicts BJP To Return To Power

ABP C-Voter Opinion Poll suggests that BJP is most likely to return to power in Assam Assembly polls with saffron party expected to bag 42 per cent vote share. Meanwhile, Opposition Congress might get 31 per cent vote share in the Assembly polls, while other parties and independent candidates can get 27 per cent vote share. In 126 member Assam Assembly, BJP is most likely to get somewhere between 68-76 seats which is a massive range to sweep the elections. On the other hand, Congress stands second in the race with 43-51 seats.

Assam has 1.08 lakh D or doubtful voters who will not exercise their franchise in the voters forthcoming assembly polls

Assam has 1.08 lakh D or doubtful voters who will not exercise their franchise in the voters forthcoming assembly polls to be held in three phases on March27, April one and April six, Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade said on Saturday. The figure of D-voters has decreased in comparison to the number of 1.13 lakh provided in the state assembly last year. The Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora during his visit to the state in January had said that the names of those persons not figuring in the National Register of Citizens(NRC) but is there in the electoral roll can exercise their franchise. Doubtful voters are those persons who are identified during electoral roll revision as D-voters, cases of which are pending with the Foreigners Tribunals or declared as foreigners by the Tribunal.

Bodoland People’s Front snaps ties with BJP, Joins Mahagathbandhan Ahead of Assam Elections 2021

Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has joined mahagathbandhan ahead of the Assam Elections 2021. The mahajath consisted of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Liberation, and the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM). Bodoland People’s Front has now joined the alliance. The grand alliance was formed in January with Congress, AIUDF, Communist Party of India, CPI (Marxist), CPI (Marxist-Leninist) and Anchalik Gana Morcha. BPF president Hagrama Mohilary, the former chief executive member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Council (now Bodoland Territorial Region), made the announcement on Saturday.

Bodoland People’s Party (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary says his party is ready to join hands with the regional parties, except the BJP

Ahead of the Assam Assembly election, Bodoland People’s Party (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary says his party is ready to join hands with the regional parties, except the BJP and its allies. Mohilary said this while attending a meeting of the central working committee (CWC) of BPF in Udalguri on Thursday. He exhorted the party workers to reach the field with new vigour and enthusiasm. Former Bodoland Territorial Council (now BTR) chief Mohilary said BPF will contest in all the 12 Assembly constituencies under the Bodoland Territorial Region in the ensuing Assembly election.

Election dates for 4 States & 1 UT likely to be announced today in Election Commission Press Briefing at 4.30 pm today

The Election Commission of India will hold an important press conference at 4:30 pm on Friday. The poll panel may announce dates for elections to the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry today. It may be noted here that elections are due in four states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam and in the union territory of Puducherry. Election campaigning is already underway at a hectic pace in all four states and the UT of Puducherry.

Unfortunate that new parties being formed to help Congress that tried to supress Assam – Amit Shah

Unfortunate that new parties being formed to help Congress that tried to supress Assam – Amit Shah

To make Congress win, agitators are contesting under different names to cut into BJP’s votes. Their aim is to make Congress win. Everyone knows that they can’t form govt, they themselves know it but it’s sad that they’re trying to reduce BJP’s vote share to make Congress win. Unfortunate that new parties being formed to help Congress that tried to supress Assam agitation against foreigners with bullets.

Congress confident of winning Assam adopting ‘Chhattisgarh Model’

With Assam gearing up for an intense battle of votes in the upcoming Assembly elections, the opposition Congress has adopted the “Chhattisgarh model of booth management” to reclaim power from the ruling BJP-led alliance. In 2018, Chhattisgarh Congress had defied all exit polls and shocked political pundits winning 68 seats out of 90, thereby snatching power from BJP after 15 years. Congress currently has 70 MLAs there as it won two by-elections.

Ahead of Assembly Elections in Assam, BJP-led State Government increased daily wages of Tea Garden Workers from 167 to 217 per day

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, the BJP-led state government on Saturday increased the daily wages of scores of tea garden workers from Rs 167 to Rs 217 per day, officials said. Increase in daily wages of tea workers is an election issue in Assam with opposition parties, including the Congress, criticising the BJP-led government for deliberately delaying wage revision for the last several years.

There is no talk on Assam, for our whole concentration is on West Bengal now – AIMIM leader Mohammed Majid Hussain

Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is not likely to contest the upcoming Assam assembly election. “There is no talk on Assam, for our whole concentration is on West Bengal now,” senior AIMIM leader Mohammed Majid Hussain told media. Assam and West Bengal are likely to go to the polls in April. After the AIMIM’s success in the Bihar polls last year, where it won five seats, it was speculated that the Hyderabad-based party might seek to expand its base in the Northeast and make a debut in Assam.

Grand ‘Martyrs’ Memorial’ for Dead anti-CAA protestors, Congress state unit President Ripun Bora said the memorial will be constructed here if the party is voted to power

Assam Congress on Thursday put its proposed grand ‘Martyrs’ Memorial’ for dead anti-CAA protestors on the fast track inviting applications from Assamese architects to plan and design it. Congress state unit President Ripun Bora said the memorial will be constructed here if the party is voted to power in the coming assembly poll in the state. The party had declared the project soon after Rahul Gandhi visit to the state on February 14 to kickstart Congress’ campaign.

Assam: So-called grand alliance and all these unlikely elements are coming together, and they are trying to oppose the BJP – Jay Panda, BJP

So-called grand alliance and all these unlikely elements are coming together, and they are trying to oppose the BJP. They have only a single agenda and that is to stop, oppose BJP, with their hypocritical stand which they have taken on farm laws and so many other issues. But it will not succeed. They did not succeed in Bihar and in Assam also, in recent local elections BTC election, Tiwa Autonomous Council election. We have seen 4 lakh people in attendance at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting in Assam while only a few in Congress rallies.

There is a need to compare the situation when Congress was running the government in Assam – Jay Panda, BJP

There is a need to compare the situation when Congress was running the government in Assam and the situation today. If you look at the security, law and order situation, infrastructure development, dramatic improvement has happened in Assam in the last five years. How many medical colleges have been built in the previous 60-70 years? Now, medical colleges are being built. I think Assam has already been saved.

I am confident that BJP will form the next Government in Assam – Sarbananda Sonowal, CM, BJP

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has exuded confidence that the BJP will retain power in the State in 2021. CM Sarbananda Sonowal expressed hope that the people of Assam will vote in large numbers in favour of the BJP to form the next Government in the State. “I am confident that BJP will form the next Government in Assam,” CM Sonowal said while inaugurating the saffron party’s election office in Guwahati. The Assam State BJP on Monday inaugurated its state-level election office in Guwahati for the upcoming Assembly elections in the State.

Miya Muslims do not give their vote to BJP – Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not get votes in the Assembly seats which are in the hands of ‘Miya Muslims’. The BJP will still field its candidates in such seats so that people who are not ‘Miya Muslims’ get a candidate to vote for, he added. While speaking to media, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Miya Muslim will not vote for BJP, I am saying from experience as in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and Panchayat polls they have not voted for BJP. They will vote for those who can serve their agenda. We will not allow setting up of Miya museum or writing of miya poetry.”

Congress Sets Target to Win 100 Seats in the Upcoming Assembly Polls in Assam

Congress on Friday said that it has set a target to win 100 seats in the upcoming assembly polls in Assam. Gearing up for the Assam assembly election – scheduled to take place in April-May this year – with an aim to oust BJP from power, the Congress party is also trying to consolidate support from the minority groups in Assam. Congress has also stitched an alliance with Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and four other parties for the upcoming assembly polls.

We are confident that the Congress party will form the next government in Assam – Nadeem Javed

The way the BJP-led government has continuously attacked the poor, farmers and minority people, the party is now facing anti-incumbency in Assam and also the rest of the country. We will reach out to the people to know their problems. We are confident that the Congress party will form the next government in Assam.

The BJP is targeting over 100 seats which is going to be a hoax – Pradyut Bordoloi, Congress Assam

The BJP is targeting over 100 seats which is going to be a hoax. We are the grand alliance that will win 101 plus seats in the upcoming assembly polls. Another 5-6 like-minded parties will come forward to join us soon. The BJP-led government has ruined the social fabric of Assam. They have created only two ‘Dunia’s one is Muslim Dunia and another is non-Muslim Dunia, and they are trying to create fights among the two ‘Dunias’ with hatred by using communal polarisation. The social fabric of Assam will be ruptured if we don’t stop BJP from capturing power. So, it is our like-minded parties’ duty to come together and defeat BJP.

Assam: Amit Shah alleged that the Congress-AIUDF will open “all gates” to welcome infiltrators if voted to power

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that the Congress-AIUDF will open “all gates” to welcome infiltrators if voted to power. Addressing his first election rally in poll-bound Assam, Shah said the Congress rule in the state gave only bloodshed, in which thousands of youth lost their lives. “Can Congress and Badruddin Ajmal keep Assam free from infiltration? If they come to power, they will open all gates to welcome them, because it is their vote bank,” he said. Only the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi can protect the state from infiltration from the neighbouring country, Shah said at a public rally in Nalbari.

Can Congress and Ajmal keep Assam free from infiltrators – Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched BJP’s Assam campaign, promising that the party would “expose” Congress’ secular credentials and highlighted the latter’s alliance with Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF. “Can Congress and Ajmal keep Assam free from infiltrators? If they come to power, they will open all gates to welcome them because they are their vote bank,” Shah said and took swipe at Congress for dubbing BJP “communal”.

Rahul Gandhi presided over meetings regarding the Tamil Nadu and Assam elections

When Rahul Gandhi presided over meetings regarding the Tamil Nadu and Assam elections on Monday, he made it clear at the outset that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had assigned him the task. He said he was there to listen to what the party functionaries had to say and convey that to Sonia Gandhi.

BJP leader Baijayant Panda has been made in charge of Assam and Delhi

Among the significant new appointments, BJD-turned-BJP leader Baijayant Panda has been made in charge of Assam and Delhi. On the other hand, C.T Ravi – ex-Karnataka minister and the national general secretary has been given the leadership of three states – Goa, Maharashtra, and the crucial poll-bound Tamil Nadu. Ex-BJP chief Amit Shah’s team- Bhupender Yadav (Bihar, Gujarat), Kailash Vijayavargiya (West Bengal), Arun Singh (Rajasthan, Karnataka ) have retained their positions. Here’s a complete list of all in-charges.

We will have to start a new and strict fight against Love Jihad on Assam’s soil – Himanta Biswa Sarma

We will have to start a new and strict fight against Love Jihad on Assam’s soil. If the BJP comes to power again, we will take a decision that if any boy hides his religious identity and comments anything negative on Assamese daughters and women, he will face ruthless and rigorous punishment.

Assam State Govt will start ‘strict fight’ against Love Jihad if BJP voted back to power in 2021: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the state government will start a “strict fight” against ‘Love Jihad’ if the saffron party again comes to power in the 2021 assembly elections. Election to the 126-member Assam Assembly is due in March-April next year. Assamese people are losing five constituencies in every assembly election to the culture-civilisation of “Ajmal’s army”, the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor said, targetting AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal.

Assamese people are losing five constituencies in every assembly election to the culture-civilisation of “Ajmal’s army” – Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assamese people are losing five constituencies in every assembly election to the culture-civilisation of “Ajmal’s army”, Senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, targetting AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal. Sarma claimed that girls are becoming victims of “Ajmal’s culture-civilisation” on Facebook as boys hiding their religion on social media befriend and marry them.

If the 65 per cent people don’t fight together against Ajmal’s culture-civilisation, then our future Assam will not be saved – Himanta Biswa Sarma

If people do not unite then the society will not be saved. That is why the 2021 assembly election is for saving our culture-civilisation. If the 65 per cent people don’t fight together against Ajmal’s culture-civilisation, then our future Assam will not be saved. If we lose this fight of culture- civilisation, then we will not be able to live in this Assam after 15 years.

We will have to fight till we finish off Ajmal’s army politically – Himanta Biswa Sarma

We had spoken about the Saraighat battle in 2016. This battle doesn’t end in five years. We will have to fight till we finish off Ajmal’s army politically. This is not a poll of schemes. This is not an election for someone to become the chief minister or an MLA. This is an election to save our society. If we want to live as an Assamese, then we have to make the BJP victorious in 2021 to save and keep alive our Sanatan culture-civilisation.

If Congress, AIUDF, Left and progressive regional forces come together…BJP can be defeated – Ajit Kumar Bhuyan

If Congress, AIUDF, Left and progressive regional forces come together with a common minimum programme, prioritising the regional issues, BJP can be defeated. This unity won’t mean sacrificing the ideologies of the respective parties. Possible division of anti-BJP votes has to be prevented this time.

We want one single candidate from the anti-CAA and anti-BJP forces. Then, let’s see how BJP wins the elections – Ajit Kumar Bhuyan

Bhuyan said possibility of fielding several anti-BJP candidates in the assembly constituencies has been the biggest worry. “We want one single candidate from the anti-CAA and anti-BJP forces. Then, let’s see how BJP wins the elections,” He urged Congress, AIUDF, progressive regional and Left forces to stop division of anti-BJP votes in the upcoming 2021 assembly polls.

We are ready to fight the next Assembly elections under ‘Mahajoot’ where the Congress will be the majority stakeholder while AIUDF, Left and some ethnic groups

Assam Congress is all set to form ‘Mahajoot’ with like-minded parties ahead of the Assembly elections 2021. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora confirmed that Congress is likely to form an alliance with parties like AIUDF, headed by Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal, Left, and some ethnic groups in Assam to take on the BJP in the assembly elections slated to be held next year. ”We are ready to fight the next Assembly elections under ‘Mahajoot’ where the Congress will be the majority stakeholder while AIUDF, Left and some ethnic groups will be a part of it,” said Bora.

If the united Opposition wins, the next chief minister will be from Congress – Badruddin Ajmal

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal which announced a proposed anti-BJP alliance with Congress in Assam, said that if the united Opposition wins, the next chief minister will be from Congress. Miniority leader said that the modalities of their alliance will be worked out once Gogoi is out of the hospital.

Bhasco De Saikia’s Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti forms Raijor Dal (People’s Party), alliance against BJP, AIUDF & Congress in Assam

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), with support from 70 ethno-regional organizations, renowned filmmaker Jahnu Barua-led Sanjukta Anchalik Dal (SAD) and Bir Lachit Sena announce Raijor Dal (People’s Party)- the newest regional party in Assam with a resolution to defeat “fascist” BJP and “communal” Congress-AIUDF alliances in 2021 assembly polls.