Guwahati: Perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has claimed that at least six Congress MLAs of Assam will join AIUDF.
AIUDF MLA and party General Secretary Karim Uddin Barbhuiya told local media channels that at least six Congress MLAs from Assam are in touch with his party and they want to join AIUDF.
“Six months ago, I said that few Congress MLAs will share the dais with us and we will be together. Now two-three Congress MLAs are with us. They have also met our party supremo Badruddin Ajmal. We don’t want a by-election, so we are waiting. At least six Congress MLAs are in touch with us,” Karim Uddin Barbhuiya said.
The AIUDF MLA further said that apart from Congress MLAs, many other Congress leaders will also join AIUDF.
“On September 2, many Congress leaders, including Barpeta district president, and the state-level general secretary will join AIUDF in Barpeta,” he said.
Recently, Assam State BJP president Bhabesh Kalita claimed that some opposition MLAs may join BJP soon.
After the 2021 Assembly polls in the state, a few opposition MLAs — reportedly three — joined BJP and later won their respective seats through by-polls.