AJP, Raijor Dal Ruined Congressional Prospects By 10 Seats | India News
GUWAHATI: Despite the poll debacle, AICC general secretary in charge of Assam, Jitendra singh, thanked the people of Assam for placing their faith in the INC ideology and helping the party emerge as a strong opposition with Mahajot gaining 50 seats in the 126-member chamber.
In terms of participation in the vote, he said that the gap between the two alliances is not very large. Although the Congress alliance lost the second successive assembly elections, Singh said Congress improved its position in the assembly. “In terms of seats, the congressional count increased by three seats (from 26 in 2016 to 29 now). We lost seven seats by a margin of less than 5,000 votes. The AIUDF, BPF and the parties of the left remain our valuable allies and we will continue to fight for the well-being of the people, “Singh said at a press conference here on Monday.
The Grand Old Party will soon analyze the election results with a view to improving in the next election. But the party in charge noted that Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal also helped the BJP to consolidate its position in Upper Assam, which was at the vortex of anti-CAA protests.
“The AJP and Raijor Dal need to do an examination of conscience on how they ended up helping the very forces that they sought to oppose,” Singh added, blaming the two new regional parties for ruining the prospects of Congress by at least 10 seats. If it weren’t for them, the party could have amassed 64 seats.
While congratulating incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the victory, Singh hoped that the BJP would deliver on its electoral promises, “even more so the promise to provide jobs and employment opportunities.”
“We also hope that the government’s financial support schemes will continue. We sincerely hope that the BJP government will continue to provide financial aid to the tea garden workers after the elections,” he added, urging the government to increase their wages so that they can live. a dignified life.
Among the five guarantees that Congress had promised the people if they won was the 365 rupee daily wage for workers in the tea garden. But the voters of the tea garden put their faith in the saffron alliance, appreciating the welfare measures in the first term.
The party promised that it will also help the government in a positive way to mitigate the crown crisis. “Many people from Assam residing outside the state have been victims of the pandemic and many more are affected and need urgent help. The government of Assam should have a database of people residing outside Assam in different states that are seen affected by the virus and extend all the help you can from here, “read a congressional statement.