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Akhil Gogoi signals alliance with Congress; challenges Ajmal on popularity graph

GUWAHATI: Activist cum Sibsagar legislator Akhil Gogoi has given a green signal to his alliance with the Congress party and also denied any possibility to shake hands with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) terming it “communal.”

“Unofficial discussion with Congress is underway. But never ask me about two parties – AIUDF and BJP. I will never join hands with them,” Gogoi claimed.

Gogoi also challenged AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal on the graph of popularity and his brother Sirajuddin Ajmal in Dhubri, a Muslim dominated area known to be an AIUDF bastion.

Talking on the sidelines of the ongoing Assam Assembly session, Gogoi said, “Badruddin Ajmal and his brother can stand on one side on the platform and I will stand on the other side in Dhubri. We will see who is more popular among the public.”

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Akhil Gogoi has been terming the AIUDF party as “communal” since the very beginning which did not go well with the party and they have been retaliating to Gogoi from time to time. AIUDF even took the side of Akhil Gogoi, drew flak from the BJP and Congress for making public the answer to a question he had raised even before the days’ agenda was circulated.

“AIUDF is as communal as the BJP. If we want to bid goodbye to BJP then we have to bid AIUDF goodbye first,” Gogoi alleged.

“I respect the Muslim community and they love me too. Many criticize me for the same and call me Akhiluddin sometimes as well. But if Ajmal and his kins came forward as a representative of the community then I have a problem with that,” Gogoi opined.

Akhil Gogoi has also urged Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenin) to come together with Raijor Dal and Congress to throw BJP out of power.

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