5 AIUDF MLAs willing to join Cong: Gogoi
Chief Minister and Assam Congress Legislative Party (ACLP) leader Tarun Gogoi today said that the five sitting legislators from the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), who were denied tickets for the ensuing Assembly elections, are in touch with the Congress party.
Gogoi told media persons here that although they have expressed desire to join the Congress, it would not be possible for us to give all of them tickets. “We do not want to give any kind of assurances related to tickets,” he said.
Five sitting legislators including Jahan Uddin from Dhubri, Gul Akhtara Begum from Bilasipara East, Monowar Hussain from Goalpara East, Moin Uddin Ahmed from Jaleswar and Mazibur Rahman from Rupohihat found their names missing in the list that was announced by the AIUDF yesterday.
“Leaders from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are also in touch with us,” the ACLP leader stated. He even said that the regional party had taken money from the Congress in previous elections and alleged that the regional party is good at switching positions.
Gogoi also informed that the final list of Congress candidates will be released in a day or two.