Himanta Biswa Sarma used to be a good friend when he used to be in Congress: Badruddin Ajmal

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Kharupetia, December 3: A day after offering to make Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chief minister candidate of his party, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal today again urged his “long-lost friend” with the same offer.

“We were very near friends when he (Sarma) used to be in congress. Our friendship broke when he became the flag-bearer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS),” Ajmal said approximately Sarma, the either one of whom were steadily found uo in arms against each and every other even before Sarma joined BJP.

Sarma, who once used to be a Congress honcho after over one and half year long dissidence had quit Congress in 2015 joined BJP, a move that helped the latter substantially to form government in Assam with landslide votes approximately five months after.

Now, the chief strategist of the party and convenor of its alliances in northeast, Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Sarma helped BJP win in the consequetive elections in Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya.

“Even now, whether he leaves his posts in BJP, I am happy to honour that long-lost friendship and make him our chief minister candidate,” Ajmal said after a public assembly here in Darrang district.

Before him, the commander-in-chief (C-in-C) of the proscribed United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent (ULFA-I) offered Sarma the post of prime minister of Sovereign Assam, a demand which the outfit had been striding since its inception.

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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