The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal helped BJP consolidate its position in Upper Assam. 

This was stated by All India Congress Committee General Secretary and Assam Congress in-charge Jitendra Singh while briefing the media on the party’s debacle in the Assembly elections in the State. 

Jitendra Singh said: “It appears that the AJP and the Raijor Dal helped BJP consolidate its position in Upper Assam region.” 

“AJP and Raijor Dal need to do some soul searching on how they ended up helping the very forces that they were seeking to oppose,” added Jitendra Singh. 

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In the final results of the Assam Assembly elections 2021, the BJP won 60 seats and Congress was able to win 29 seats as announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI). 

The BJP-led alliance by winning a total of 75 seats out of 126 Assembly seats has returned to power in Assam while the Congress-led Grand Alliance won only 50 seats and the other seat was won by the Raijor Dal. 

The president of newly-floated Raijor Dal and jailed activist Akhil Gogoi has won the election from Sibsagar seat. 

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“We are given the role of a Responsible and strong Opposition with about 50 seats in the house of 126. We shall strive to do our duty in the best interest of the people of Assam. We will continue to voice the challenges being faced by the people of Assam and will always fight for their rights,” Assam Congress in-charge Jitendra Singh further said. 

“The Congress party will also assist the government positively in mitigating the Corona pandemic challenge faced by the people of the state,” Jitendra Singh added. 

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