Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi, son of late Congress stalwart Tarun Gogoi, has backed the Congress party’s electoral alliance with the Badruddin Ajmalrav Gogoi, Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF for the upcoming assembly polls.
Gaurav Gogoi has said the socio-politico scenario of Assam changed completely after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, uniting those opposed to the contentious legislation as per wishes of the people.
Tarun Gogoi had always opposed any form of alliance with the AIUDF earlier, but later he himself gave the idea of the two parties aligning in the post-CAA scenario.
The senior Congress leader opined that the situation in Assam can now be divided into two phases — pre-CAA and post-CAA, and it was necessary to unite all anti-CAA forces in order to protect the ethos of the Assam Accord.
I look at Assam as pre-CAA and post-CAA. In pre-CAA, we were talking about our respective political ideologies, including the Asom Gana Parishad which should have opposed CAA considering its history.
“But they switched stance and voted in favour of CAA in Rajya Sabha, thereby delegitimising the Assam agitation and the Assam Accord, in which their own party had a tremendous role,” Gogoi said.