GUWAHATI, Aug 25 � The ruling Congress on Monday exuded confidence of winning at least 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats from Assam during next year�s general elections and said the party is united under one banner.
�Our target is a minimum of 12 Lok Sabha seats. Our party�s strength in Assam is intact and we are confident of gaining at least that number of seats here,� Minister for Power, Industry and Commerce, Pradyut Bordoloi told reporters here on Monday.
Asked about All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal�s reported claim that his party will win at least 10 Lok Sabha seats, Pradyut termed it as �Mungerilal�s dream�.
Bordoloi, who is also a State Government spokesperson, also ruled out any affect on the Congress� polls prospects on account of rising dissidence in the ruling party. �Within a family, members at times tend to argue and quarrel. Do not read much into it�, he said
However, when it comes to the question of the party, we are all united and we will jump into the Lok Sabha fray unitedly,� he said. Bordoloi also said that the Congress will be able to wrest the Lok Sabha seats from Assam which were won by the BJP in the 2009 polls.