GUWAHATI, Oct 30 - Formally taking the initiative for formation of a third front, comprising the non-Congress and non-BJP parties in the State, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has asked various parties to consider a proposal for setting up such an �alliance� in the run-up to the 2016 Legislative Assembly polls.
AIUDF president and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal has sent a letter to the AGP, CPI, CPI(M), NCP, Gana Mukti Sangram and the UPF suggesting an alliance.
In the letter, Ajmal has told the parties that AIUDF is interested in exploring options for formation of a third front in the run-up to the polls and added that there is a feel for such an alliance on non-BJP and non-Congress parties in the interest of the greater Assamese society.
Expecting the cooperation of the other parties, Ajmal also sought their suggestions and inputs on the matter.
The letter by the AIUDF chief comes with only six months remaining before the expiry of the current Assembly�s term.
Experts believe that the AIUDF�s attempt for a third front has been made to ensure that such an alliance is able to have a realistic chance of making a grab for power in case the elections throws up a fractured mandate.