NEW DELHI, Oct 30 - A day after AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal called for alliance of Opposition parties, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ruled out the possibility of a Bihar-like grand alliance in Assam.
Clarifying the Congress party�s stand on alliance with AIUDF following a couple of meetings with Ajmal, the Chief Minister said that the issue of electoral alliance never figured in those meeting. �He met me for some other purpose,� he said.
But he quickly added that as much as he wished a grand alliance against BJP in Assam, it is not going to happen. �Why are you all forgetting about AGP and the Left parties and only harping on AIUDF,� he asked.
�My enemy number one is BJP, while AIUDF is only opposition,� Gogoi further clarified, replying to a volley of questions.
�There will be no alliance with AIUDF,� Gogoi said when asked whether he has changed his tone after Ajmal talked about maintaining equidistance from both Congress and BJP. �We don�t want to have any truck with AIUDF. We are not begging for an alliance. We only want that secular forces must join hands against the communal forces,� Gogoi said, explaining Congress party�s design.