BJP rules out alliance with Ajmal's AIUDF in Assam
The BJP yesterday ruled out joining hands with Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF to form a government in Assam and claimed it will get absolute majority alone and two-thirds seats with its alliance partners.
"There is no question of joining hands with AIUDF. We alone will get absolute majority and with our partners, we will get two-thirds seats," BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Assam Sarbananda Sonowal told PTI.
"There is no question of joining hands with AIUDF. We alone will get absolute majority and with our partners, we will get two-thirds seats," BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Assam Sarbananda Sonowal said.
BJP fought the elections to the 126-member Assam Assembly along with AGP and Bodoland People's Front. The counting of votes will take place on May 19.
Sonowal was replying to a question on whether BJP will forge an alliance with Ajmal-led AIUDF in case it falls short of majority mark of 64.
When asked about AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta's statement that Sonowal is the BJP's chief ministerial candidate and not a candidate of the alliance, the Union Sports Minister said, "We went to the people with an understanding and alliance and people accepted it."
Mahanta had said that Sonowal's candidature for CM was not conveyed to the allies.
Sonowal added that there was "no backdoor" understanding and everything was "very transparent" much before the election.
"People have voted for us without prejudice. There was no confusion during the entire election process and there will be no confusion in the coming days too," he said.