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Cong will bag less seats: Taimur

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20 � Barely a few days after she resigned from the Indian National Congress, former Assam Chief Minister Syeda Anwara Taimur today said that the Congress party has lost its value and commitment to serve the common people and predicted that party will bag less number of seats than the last time.

Taimur, while speaking to media persons said, �A select group of individuals are calling the shots in the party due to which many deserving candidates have been deprived of their rights. I have lost faith in the party and so resigned.�

Taimur, who has now joined the AIUDF, briefed the media along with AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal.

�I was associated with the Congress for 40 years and I stood by the party even when many loyalists turned hostile and but today things have changed and there is no place for dedicated workers in the party,� Taimur rued.

Asked whether she not being given the ticket by the Congress high command was the reason for quitting the party, she said, �Yes, I did ask for the ticket but that was following intense pressure from my supporters. My intention is to serve the people and that is why I have decided to take part in the election campaign for the AIUDF.�

AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal today announced the name of another six candidates for the ensuing Assembly election.

While Haji Aminul Islam and Begum Gul Akhtara have been named for Dhing and Bilasipara East constituencies respectively, Habir Rashid Ahmed and Ghalib Islam would contest from the Bilasipara West and Mankachar constituencies. Dr Prahlad Biswas and Dr Aditya Langthasa have named as the AIUDF candidates from Boko and Hojai constituencies.

The AIUDF had announced list of another 35 candidates on Saturday. So far, names of 81 candidates have been announced by the AIUDF. The final list is expected in a day or two.

On party�s working president Hafiz Rashid Choudhury resigning from the election committee, Ajmal said, �There is some sort of misunderstanding and we will soon sort it out. As far as selection of candidates is concern, the decision was taken by majority of the election committee members and there is no wrong in it.�

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Cong will bag less seats: Taimur

GUWAHATI, March 20 � Barely a few days after she resigned from the Indian National Congress, former Assam Chief Minister Syeda Anwara Taimur today said that the Congress party has lost its value and commitment to serve the common people and predicted that party will bag less number of seats than the last time.

Taimur, while speaking to media persons said, �A select group of individuals are calling the shots in the party due to which many deserving candidates have been deprived of their rights. I have lost faith in the party and so resigned.�

Taimur, who has now joined the AIUDF, briefed the media along with AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal.

�I was associated with the Congress for 40 years and I stood by the party even when many loyalists turned hostile and but today things have changed and there is no place for dedicated workers in the party,� Taimur rued.

Asked whether she not being given the ticket by the Congress high command was the reason for quitting the party, she said, �Yes, I did ask for the ticket but that was following intense pressure from my supporters. My intention is to serve the people and that is why I have decided to take part in the election campaign for the AIUDF.�

AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal today announced the name of another six candidates for the ensuing Assembly election.

While Haji Aminul Islam and Begum Gul Akhtara have been named for Dhing and Bilasipara East constituencies respectively, Habir Rashid Ahmed and Ghalib Islam would contest from the Bilasipara West and Mankachar constituencies. Dr Prahlad Biswas and Dr Aditya Langthasa have named as the AIUDF candidates from Boko and Hojai constituencies.

The AIUDF had announced list of another 35 candidates on Saturday. So far, names of 81 candidates have been announced by the AIUDF. The final list is expected in a day or two.

On party�s working president Hafiz Rashid Choudhury resigning from the election committee, Ajmal said, �There is some sort of misunderstanding and we will soon sort it out. As far as selection of candidates is concern, the decision was taken by majority of the election committee members and there is no wrong in it.�