NEW DELHI: The Congress-AIUDF alliance in Assam has reportedly shifted some of its candidates to Jaipur as a “precautionary measure.”
“Several AIUDF candidates for Assam Assembly polls shifted to Jaipur today. A few more Congress candidates will also be shifted to Jaipur shortly, arrangements made at Fairmount Hotel,” ANI reported quoting its sources in the Congress.
“It’s a precautionary measure taken up by the Mahajot alliance,” they further said.
The Mahajot alliance’s decision to shift the candidates comes within days of Congress-ally Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) candidate from Tamulpur, Rangja Khungur Basumatary, joining the BJP ahead of the third phase of poll in Assam.
The Congress then asked EC to postpone the voting in Tamulpur, but the poll body refused to do so.
The Congress-AIUDF move comes in the wake of several incidents in the past where the party has lost majority because of its MLAs deciding to either resign or switch over to the BJP.
Recently, Narayanswamy’s government in Puducherry lost majority in the assembly as many of the Congress MLAs quit the party.