Congress veteran and former union minister P Chidambaram has appealed all the anti-BJP parties in the Northeast to unite against the saffron party. 

“Anti-BJP parties in Northeast must unite and fight together against the saffron party to overthrow it from power,” Chidambaram said. 

Chidambaram was in Guwahati for the three-day state-level training camp of the Assam Congress held at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra. 

Indicating at defection of Congress MLAs in Assam to the BJP Chidambaram said: “Politicians should adhere to the party ideologies even if it loses an election,” 

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Responding to a query on “Congress-mukt Northeast”, the senior Congress leader said that “there was a time when all the Northeast states were under Congress rule”. 

He added: “I wouldn’t be surprised if the former Congress leaders who are now in the BJP, return to the Congress if it wrests power in New Delhi.” 

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