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'Cong will break AUDF for majority'

The CM claimed that the Congress would get the required majority in the Assembly election.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 14:36 IST

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday claimed that the Congress would get the required majority in the Assembly election.

Addressing newspersonsin Guwahation the last day of campaigning for the second phase, he said the Congress would break the newly-formed Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF), if it fell shot of the required number.

He called the AUDF as a "fundamentalist" party and said, "We will not have any sort of understanding with the AUDF but many of its leaders are in touch with us."

If required we will break the party to achieve the required strength in the House, he added.

Launching a scathing attack on the AGP, Gogoi said, "AGP president Brindaban Goswami was a lame man and therefore, he had to seek the help of other regional parties in this election."

He said out that TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu lost the last election in Andhra Pradesh miserably as 2088 farmers had committed suicide in AP and per capita income of people had also gone down during his tenure.

On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav had not been successful in uplifting the state's economy. Hesaid citing statistics to prove UP was much behind in development in comparision to Assam.

Criticising the BJP and LK Advani, he said Advani did nothing to protect the borders when he was Union Home Minister for six years.

The Chief Minister said he had taken up the matter a number of times with Advani after the Congress government came to power in the state.

"Mr Advani is accusing today of continued infiltration. But my question is who had barred him from taking measures to prevent influx as the Centre did not require the permission of the state to erect the fencing or intensify patrolling," Gogoi said.

First Published: Apr 08, 2006 14:36 IST