Congress party is seen to break its alliance partners post facing a defeat in the elections, amid the party’s trials to gather all the oppositions against the NDA party before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. In recent events, Congress has reportedly called for its alliance with AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front).
AIUDF is led by the Member of Parliament, Mr. Badruddin Ajmal. Congress has also broken its alliance with the BPF (Bodoland People’s Front), led by Hagrama Mohilary. All the three parties formed the alliance Mahajot and jointly contested in the Assam elections. The alliance faced a miserable defeat, and now, Congress plans to quit the alliance barely four months post the defeat.
The alliance was received by the public with an immense fan base. Mr. Mukul Wasnik, a member of CWC (Congress Working Committee) hinted that the withdrawal from the alliance was agreed by the party’s high command. Mr. Wasnik cited the changing political scenario of the state as the reason for breaking the alliance. Reportedly, the Congress party is piqued over AIUDF tending towards the BJP party.
As per the recent developments, Congress is in plans to switch its alliance with the opposition parties. Bhupen Bora, PCC President, and Debabrata Saikia, Opposition Party Leader will soon meet the Congress party’s high command in Delhi for further proceedings.
In another example, the Congress party also broke the alliance with the ISF (Indian Secular Front) party from West Bengal. Assam and West Bengal went to the elections earlier this year at the same time. The alliance was formed between the Congress Party, CPI (M), and ISF, which could only fetch a single seat in the West Bengal elections. CPI (M) backed this seat while Congress and ISF haven’t won a deposit.
Previously, the Congress party had an alliance with the Samajwadi Party led by Mr. Akilesh Yadav. The alliance between Mr. Yadav and Mr. Rahul Gandhi was promoted in full swing and was projected as the ‘two boys of UP’ who had come together to defeat BJP. Both the parties carried out the election campaigns aggressively, and yet, failed to form the government.
This alliance was also not fruitful as the BJP party was in full domination by winning 312 out of the 403 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh. Congress party snipped off this alliance post the election’s defeat. Tallies showed the SP with 47 seats while Congress could only back 7. Another major party of the state, BSP (Bahujan Samajwadi Party), led by Mayawati, backed 19 seats in the election.
Another similar event was between the JMM (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha) and the Congress for the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Again, the alliance was broken post NDA-led BJP’s win. This happened within a few months post the election and was a regret for the JMM’s chief. Contesting individually in that election, both the parties lost to BJP. However, there was a reunion in 2019 and defeated BJP in Jharkhand to run a coalition government.