All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Chief Badruddin Ajmal has reasserted his dominance in the Dhubri Lok Sabha Constituency where he is the sitting MP.
Ajmal has secured his victory by securing 6,64,933 votes and defeating his nearest rivcal, the Congress' Abu Taher Bepari by over 2 lakh votes.
Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency is the bastion of AIUDF. AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal increased his impressive margin of 1.84 lakh in 2009 to over 2.30 lakh in 2014 to register a handsome win.
But five years down the line, there seems to be disillusionment with AIUDF among its core voters, the Bengali speaking Muslims of Lower Assam. Can the perfume king hold on to his seat even if with a lesser margin is the big question in Dhubri.
AIUDF fared poorly in the 2016 Assam assembly election dropping 5 seats to 13. The double whammy was last year's Panchayat election result. Sensing that ground is shifting, AIUDF is contesting from only three seats in Lok Sabha in 2019.
These are the seats which they won in 2014. It hoped for an alliance wiith Congress and unilaterally decided to not field candidates in other 11 seats.
But Congress is mortified that a possible alliance with AIUDF will completely polarise the election and play into BJP's hand.
Hence just to make a point that it has no truck with AIUDF, Congress has fielded a strong candidate from Dhubri which has greatly angered Badruddin Ajmal.
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