SILCHAR, Dec 26: “All the units and committees of the party in the three districts of Barak Valley would be revamped in order to work more unitedly and for better show in 2011 Assembly elections of Assam”, said Badaruddin Ajmal, president of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), while talking to The Sentinel here yesterday just before addressing the party workers and leaders in Gandhi Bhavan. Ajmal was well aware of the fact that there has been simmering discontent and resentment among the leaders and workers around the valley as he has not visited here since he lost the parliamentary polls for Silchar seat, six months ago.
AIDUF supremo admitted it but explained that since he had to take care of the organizational matters on all India level, he could not spare time for the valley. His priority would be to advise the party activists and supporters to unite, strengthen and solidify the organization from the grass root level to emerge as the alternative to Congress and BJP, the two forces to reckon with in the valley.
Addressing the workers’ meet, he sent the message loud and clear to forget all differences and bury the hatchet since the political scenario was fast changing in the country.
The hint given by AIUDF leader was unambiguous. Congress was losing ground for its wrong handling of food front and the resultant price – escalation which was alienating the masses from it despite their repeate mandate for the UPA Government. BJP was faction – ridden and directionless, notwithstanding the change of guards at the top level.
His party could very well exploit the situation, carry conviction with people and win their support. His visit did inspire the workers as was indicated from their facial expression and body language. “Our party will now move vigorously and intensively for enrolling membership and cover all sections and segments of society and it will definitely evoke support of those already with the organization and others who are disenchanted with Congress, BJP and AGP”, a confident Ajmal said.
On alliance with other parties, AIUDF supremo pointed out he was not thinking about it at present and would not like to be speculative in any way. At the appropriate moment, decision would be taken.
Specifically about Trinamool Congress, he preferred not to leave for any guess work, harping at his first priority for strengthening the party and revamping it. He looked quite confident that AIUDF would make a dent in the next Assembly polls and play significant role in the body polity of Assam. On his arrival at Kumbhirgram Airport and all the way to the venue of meeting, Badaruddin Ajmal was accorded warm reception.
He was accompanied by Hafeez Rashid Choudhury, another stalwart of the party. He was scheduled to address workers and public meetings at different places of the valley as a part of his mass contact programme. THE SENTINEL