Former CM Tarun Gogoi. (File image)

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the Congress should think of forging alliance with like-minded parties.

Gogoi said the party should enter into alliance with the Left, the AIUDF and other ethnic organisation for 2021 Assembly polls, if needed.

“The BJP is winning elections and allies are playing major role in its win. We must also rope in youth and tribal organisations,” Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.

“I had earlier opposed the AICC move to enter into alliance with the AIUDF. But I will not oppose the same now,” Gogoi added.

Although Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF is a partner of the Congress-led UPA at the Centre, they have no alliance with Congress in Assam.

A faction of Congress leaders have spoken for alliance with the AIUDF to secure the minority vote bank.

While the Congress lost the last Assembly polls in Assam and could win only three seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, it lost its stronghold Jania to the AIUDF in the just held by-election.

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