Assam election 2021: Big blow for BJP in Assam, ally BPF joins hands with Congress

Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a major setback before the assembly elections in Assam. Ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary has announced his exit from the alliance with the BJP. 

He also announced that the BPF in Assam will now contest elections with the Congress. Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary, on social media, reported his separation from the BJP alliance. Elections will be held in Assam in three phases from March 27 to April 6.

BPF will join Mahajath alliance

“To work for Peace, Unity and Development the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH in the forthcoming Assam Assembly Election. We shall no longer maintain friendship or alliance with BJP,” Hagrama Mohilary posted on Twitter.

Congress-led alliance expands

The Congress had earlier formed an alliance with the AIUDF. It had CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML) and AGM. Now BPF and RJD have also joined it.

What does the opinion poll say

In the opinion poll of news channel ABP and survey agency C-Voter, the BJP government will return to power in Assam. According to the poll, the BJP alliance is projected to get 42 percent votes, while the Congress alliance may get 31 percent votes. Other parties may get 27 percent of the vote. 

According to opinion polls, the BJP coalition may get between 68-76 seats. The Congress-led coalition is projected to get 43–51 seats and the others 5–10 seats.

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