Opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha to visit Assam on July 9; AIUDF may support Murmu
Guwahati: Opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha is likely to come to Assam on a three-day visit from July 9 to 11, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) chief Bhupen Borah said on Monday.
“The Congress has already decided to vote for Yashwant Sinha and our party workers will accompany him during his visit to the state,” Borah said.
Assam Congress decided also to invite Raijor Dal chief AkhilGogoi and CPI-M leader Manoranjan Talukdar, to participate in the Sinha campaign.
According to some reports, however, the APCC did not invite any state party to participate in this campaign frenzy.
Badruddin Ajmal-led All Indian United Democratic Front in Assam (AIUDF), which is second largest opposition party, has 15 MLAs.
Congress had fought last year’s Assembly election by forging an alliance with the AIUDF. After the election defeat, Congress severed all ties to AIUDF.
Ajmal has already hinted at supporting NDA’s Presidential nominee, Draupadi Murmu.
Borah denies having been in contact with AIUDF on this issue.