The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has geared up its grassroots level preparation for the upcoming panchayat election in Assam.
Talking to Northeast Now over telephone from New Delhi, AIUDF general secretary Aminul Islam said the party is all set to fight and defeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) completely in the upcoming panchayat election.
“To make the state BJP free by defeating in the upcoming panchayat election, Lok Sabha poll as well as Assembly poll 2021 is AIUDF’s goal. BJP is not working for the interest of the indigenous people of the State. The saffron party will face its consequence in the coming elections,” Islam said.
While claiming that the party had acquired majority in the last panchayat election, Islam said, “AIUDF was in good position in the last two panchayat elections in the State. We are confident to win majority seats this time.”
It may be mentioned that AIUDF was the second largest party with 72 out of 420 zila parishad constituency members in the 2013 state panchayat election while the then ruling Congress party had swept the election with majority.
Denying possibility of coalition with any political party, Islam said, “We won’t go for coalition in the panchayat election. Even, we haven’t received any proposal from any party. Later, we will look into the matter for Lok Sabha poll and Assembly poll.”
Talking about the strength of regional political parties, Islam said, “Regional political parties including AGP are not a challenge for us as far as panchayat election is concerned. Everybody knows the present strength of AGP.”
AIUDF vice president Awal Mazid also said, “Except Goalpara, Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Morigaon and Karimganj district, where the party has already a base, AIUDF has set fresh targets to win new panchayat seats.”
Mazid said that the party would focus on upper Assam districts including Tinisukia and Dibrugarh districts to win more seats.
It may be mentioned that there are 2201 village panchayats, 185 anchalik panchayats and 21 district panchayats in the State.