Lobby-Centric Politics Damaging Congress in Assam: Lachit Bordoloi

Regional People’s Front (RPF) leader Lachit Bordoloi has lashed out on the party’s election ally Congress after he was denied a ticket from the Batadroba LAC.

Addressing the media in Nagaon on Thursday, Bordoloi said that even though Congress is a part of the Mahajot (Grand alliance), the party, however, is adamant regarding seat-sharing as it wants to contest from all the 126 Assembly constituencies.

“When the grand alliance was formed, the Congress party had said that it would initiate steps to form a coordination committee keeping every alliance partner in the loop. However, nothing transpired in reality,” Bordoloi said.

“We have seen that several Congress leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over several issues. This shows that there is a lobby-centric politics brewing within the Congress in Assam, and this has affected the alliance,” Bordoloi further said.

“Only due to this lobby-centric politics, I was denied a ticket from Batadroba. Even though RPF is a new political party, however, we had the support of the local public and even AIUDF agreed to not field any candidate if we decided to field one. But due to the swell headedness of a few Congress leaders, a new face without much credentials was given the ticket,” Bordoloi alleged.

“And what has been the outcome of this? An AIUDF leader expressing his displeasure resigned from the party and filed nomination papers as an independent candidate and this is going to hamper the grand alliance candidate. The Congress should learn a thing or two from this, however, they won’t,” Bordoloi further said.

Bordoloi, however, was sounded confidence over the party’s chances from the Batadroba constituency and said that the grand alliance candidate would eventually emerge victoriously.

“There is an anti-incumbency wave against the BJP in the state and I am sure this will work in our favour and people will vote for us,” he said.

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