GUWAHATI: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhupen Kumar Borah today said that the congress will fight the state assembly by-polls alone without stitching an alliance.
Borah said that the party has decided to field its own candidates as it wants to regain the lost ground in the constituencies which were offered to alliance partners in the assembly elections held earlier this year.
It needs to be mention that five assembly constituencies have been lying vacant due to resignations and deaths of Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) while Majuli legislator Sarbananda Sonowal who became a Union minister is yet to quit his membership in the house.
Borah said that the party became weak in several areas like the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) due to the alliance.
He added that the ground workers got demotivated in the constituencies where the grand old party did not contest.
Borah opined that congress now needs to strengthen these seats and at the same time encourage the party workers before the general elections in 2024 and the state assembly elections to be held in 2026.
Borah however said Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) president Lurinjyoti Gogoi’s proposal to give a common candidate in one seat is still under consideration.
By-polls will take place in six of the 126 seats in Assam. Constituencies, where the by-polls will be held are Mariani, Thowra, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Gossaigaon and Majuli.