A full-blown tussle has broken out between Grand Alliance partners – Congress and AIUDF over seat sharing for the upcoming Assam Assembly Elections. 

Debates are on between both the parties over sharing of seats, which are dominated by minority communities in Western Assam. 

The Congress has assured the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF that a “common minimum programme” would be reached upon soon. 

The other parties in the Grand Alliance have also expressed keenness on chalking out the seat arrangement plans soon. 

A key meeting of the Grand Alliance partners was held at a hotel in Guwahati on Tuesday evening, where the seat sharing issue was raised by the Grand Alliance partners. 

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Top leaders of the Grand Alliance parties – Congress, AIUDF, CPI, CPI-M, CPI-ML and Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) took part in this crucial meeting. 

The Left parties said they are vying for about five to seven seats. 

“We want seat-sharing to be finalised soon,” said AIUDF general secretary Aminul Islam. 

Meanwhile, hectic politicking has begun in Assam, with parties launching intense campaigning across the State. 

Elections to the 126-member Assam Legislative Assembly is due to be held in April-May this year. 

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