GUWAHATI, May 9 - The Congress today claimed that it does not need to take recourse to horse trading to form the next government in the State.
In a statement here, APCC senior spokesman Apurba Kumar Bhattacharjee described the allegations made by AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal that the Congress would resort to horse trading to form the next government in the State as baseless and a product of fantasy.
The Congress has by this time got convincing inputs that it would secure absolute majority to form the next government in the State. But Badaruddin Ajmal has been resorting a false propaganda that the Congress would resort to horse trading as an attempt at concealing his understanding with the BJP, which has by now become almost exposed.
This has created a situation within the AIUDF which has led many of its workers and MLAs to turn to the Congress voluntarily. This has made Ajmal worried and he is planning to send his legislators abroad. He is now indulging in a campaign to malign the image of the Congress only to benefit the BJP. In this context, Ajmal�s statement that BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his �elder brother� is very relevant, said Bhattacharjee.